The 22nd HEAT IT Bohol caravan in Inabanga saw to the outpour of livelihood opportunities for Inabanga folks.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) came with P1.6million in livelihood assistance to 11 people’s organizations in Inabanga at the 22nd HEAT IT Bohol caravan.
The agency also turned over engines for boats, fish nets, and flashlights for victims of human trafficking. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) partnered on the assistance with the provision of boats at P10, 000 each for the human trafficking victims.
The livelihood aid seeks to improve lives of fisher folks, to discourage them from the lure of illegal recruiters. Inabanga, with its island barangays is one of areas vulnerable to human trafficking.
Agricultural inputs were also handed out by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), including 16 motorized bancas and fish fries/fingerlings.
Farm equipment (tractor, thresher) and inputs (seeds, coconut seedlings, fish fingerlings) for farmer groups and farmers were handed out by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist while carabaos, goats, and chickens were passed on to beneficiaries under the Passing on the Gifts program of the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian.
Gov. Edgar Chatto and Vice Gov. Concepcion Lim led a total of one hundred seven (107) national government agencies, provincial government offices, and private sector groups who provided various services at the biggest service delivery initiative.
Mayor Roygie Jumamoy led municipal officials in welcoming thousands who lined up for the largest convergence of services from both government and private sector.
Beneficiaries flocked to the municipal gym to avail themselves of medical and dental services, while hundreds also lined up for social aid.
The caravan, which was established to bring development thrusts of the Provincial Government spelled out in the HEAT IT acronym, health, agriculture, tourism, information technology has grown bigger since its first run in the island municipality of Carlos P. Garcia in 2010.