Friday, April 9, 2010

Providing Livelihood And Employment Opportunities To Manilenos Is Atienza's Priority

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza, one of the well-loved leaders of the city; is gunning for another three-year mandate as city mayor after completing a full term. The only mayor in the city's rich history to complete a full term, Lito Atienza has vowed to continue his dedication and commitment in building the city and uplifting the lives of the Manilenos. Under his program, "Buyahin Nating Muli ang Maynila", Atienza has planned on launching several infrastructure projects and livelihood programs which are dedicated to benefit the city's residents.

The program "Buyahin Nating Muli ang Maynila" of Lito Atienza is part of fulfilling the former mayor's vision of providing the Manilenos with a city that they can call their own, and which they will care for.To achieve this goal, the former Manila mayor has vowed to continue his livelihood and economic projects to improve the living conditions within the city. Atienza has also promised the city residents a better chance of improving their lives through job creation, livelihood programs, decent shelter, and education and learning opportunities. Moreover, Atienza has promised to exert all the necessary efforts to help the city's unemployed residents and provide them with employment opportunities. "Buyahin Nating Muli ang Maynila" focuses on the city's economy which is seen by Atienza as the effective remedy against poverty and can help in developing self-reliance among the city's impoverished residents. Among the top economic agenda of Lito Atienza is to provide employment opportunities for the city's unemployed and provide the necessary financial support for small and medium enterprises which can fuel job creation. The economic program consists of several projects, all of which are designed to help improve the quality of life of the people of Manila particularly those who are impoverished.

Atienza will priotize the protection of the rights and interests of the pedicab and tricycle drivers by requiring them to secure a license.With this program, illegal activities like unlawful collections and extortions from these small operators and drivers will be prohibited.Atienza has also promised to organize the vendors operating within the city. Atienza will be launching an organized vending program in which vendors will be relegated to operate in certain areas only as a way to improve the convenience of their customers and to help them earn more.

To help the city's small entrepreneurs including vendors, drivers and ordinary workers, Atienza will spearhead the establishment of cooperatives where members can avail of loans and capital for their livelihood. Atienza also plans to encourage the city's residents to grow herbal plants as a livelihood alternative. Under this program, every barangay will partake in the growing of herbal plants like lagundi, oregano, aloe vera, malunggay and tanglad.The collected herbal plants will be acquired by the local government and will be sold to the companies who use them.

Atienza will also launch skills and livelihood training for the city's unemployed residents. Skills and livelihood training will include short courses on cellphone repair, restaurant and hotel services, haircutting, reflexology, dress making and many more. Atienza will also launch programs that are meant to generate money from wastes and garbage. Under this program, residents will be informed on the proper way to make charcoal from wastes as a way of providing them with livelihood.

Former Manila mayor, Lito Atienza has vowed to continue his dedication and commitment in uplifting the lives of the city's impoverished residents. Under his program, "Buyahin Nating Muli ang Maynila", Atienza plans to focus on the city's economy which he views as the immediate solution to address the poverty incidence in the city. As part of the program, Atienza has pledged several programs which are designed to address the city's unemployment and lack of livelihood opportunities.

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