Marikina eyes more livelihood projects for residents



The city government of Marikina is pushing the “One Barangay, One Product” project to create more sources of livelihood for residents. The project was recently launched by the Marikina Livelihood Training Center (MLTC) and City Social Welfare and Development Office.

With the theme “Sapat na Kita, Masaganang Buhay, (Sufficient Earnings, Prosperous Lives),” Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman urged local businessmen to produce one specific product per barangay (village) to enable residents to engage in economic activities that would help augment their income.

Barangay Nangka, for instance, has been declared a pilot area where “eco bags” will be produced to replace shoe boxes. “Aside from being an ordinary storage bag for shoes, these eco bags can also be used as a replacement for plastic shopping bags. With this, we can further encourage our constituents to practice the habit of recycling,” De Guzman said in an e-mailed statement.

According to MLTC, the first batch of eco bags will be released next month as 50 entrepreneurs have already signed up for the project in Nangka.—Niña Calleja

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats! Galing mo Mayor!
    Pero sana, siguruhin mo muna na hindi na mauulit ang ginawang perwisyo ni Ondoy. Lusaw lahat ng livelihood projects na iyan pag wala kayong ginawa upang masiguro na di na mauulit sa Marikina ang nangyari noong Sept 28 2009. Pag nagkataon, baka isumpa ka rin ng mga taga Marikina tulad ng ginawa kay “I will be the next President of the Republic” BF.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos