The partnership of the Western Command (WESCOM) and the “Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabayan” (RAM) Foundation granted the indigenous tribe, Tao’t Bato, financial help for their cassava production livelihood project.
During the launching of the livelihood program held recently at the Barangay Plaza of Ransang, a hundred indigenous individuals received an initial P3,000 financial assistance to help them set up their cassava farm.
Under the program, the partner companies of RAM Foundation will take the root crop produces from the cassava farmers so they will have a guaranteed market.
Cassava is the primary agricultural product supported by the program because an informal survey reveals that the root crop is the most suitable to grow in the kind of soil the barangay has.
“This livelihood program can provide a means for our indigenous constituents to uplift their status in life and achieve their dreams,” Ransang Barangay chairman Wilfredo Taba said.
“It has always been our cause to fight for the welfare of our people,” WESCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Juancho M. Sabban told the beneficiaries of the program.
The launching of cassava farming livelihood assistance program was yet another proof of the evolving role of the armed forces: from being the protector of the state and the people to being a catalyst of development and progress, without compromising the former. (PNA)