Building up for training center for women PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:53

The city government will construct at the compound of the City Agriculturist Office in Barangay Tumaga a two-storey building to be used for training  seminar and livelihood for the women sector of Zamboanga City.

The area has a total land  area of 800 square meters. The project is an initiative of Councilor Lilia Macrohon- Nuño.  
Councilor Nuño, chairperson of the City Council’s Committee on Women and Children, said that the building will be used for training  seminar on livelihood  for women to prepare them on small-scale business.

Nuño said that the edifice will have an area for actual production and demonstration  of goods and food preparation for labeling and packaging like for example mango puree production or  dried ripe mango packaging with quality market value.

Nuño thanked Mayor Celso Lobregat for extending support to theproject and providing the land as well as funds for the construction of the building.
She said that she will source out for more funds after the training seminars and livelihood of the women, who will be granted loan assistance so that they can start a small scale business and earn income for their family.

She also said that Councilor Mike Alavar is supporting her project.
Nuño co-authored a proposed ordinance on Livelihood Skills Development authored by Alavar, who  is an expert and in product packaging  and labeling.

Nuño also said that her committee is also working to help battered women who are abused by their husband. The victims will be given  counselling and training on livelihood training at the Sta. Barbara women center.

Meanwhile, Nuño disclosed that Zamboanga City will host the National  Women Congress on November. Expected to attend are 500 to 600 participants from the different regions nationwide. The President of the Local Council for Women is Dr. Mila Fernandez. She is also the vice president for Mindanao. Nuño is the officer representative of the local government of Zamboanga City. The national president is Rosalyn Wee. — Allen Abastillas