June 24, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The provincial government awarded financial assistance to two non-government organizations for livelihood projects.
Tabuk International Inc. received P300,000 financial assistance while Happy Hands Pastries of the Norlu Empowerment Center, Inc. received P200,000.
Happy Hands Pastries will use the aid to procure additional baking and pastry equipment. Refuge of Hope will use the assistance to purchase goats, chicken, and other breeding livestock for production and sale. Proceeds of the livestock sales will support the financial expenses of the children who are undergoing treatment from abuse.
Tabuk Refuge of Hope Inc. is a charity organization that started on June 1, 2020 through the help of foreign, local, and church aid to protect Kalinga children from perpetrators and assist them regain their well-being. It provides continuing education, food, clothing, moral and social healing to help them reintegrate to the society and get back to their normal lives.
Norlu Empowerment Center, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization empowering persons with disability. It was established in 2019 through the sponsorship of Yutuka Tukamini who is married to yKalinga Jennelyn Manao.
With the Happy Hands Pastries, seven PWDs who are deaf and mute are given the opportunity to earn through baking. – Peter A. Balocnit