LGUs can help citizens bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic by giving them job opportunities.
The municipal government of Taraka continues to assist women bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic to livelihood and economic activities.
The municipal government provided livelihood support to the women sector in their locality through the production of mamandiang, a traditional Maranao fabric decorated with beads and sequins.
"We are providing the materials for them at sila ang gumagawa [the mamandiang] at binibenta natin yan...the cost of labor sa kanila plus meron silang percentage sa natatapos nila," Taraka mayor Nashiba Sumagayan explained.
Sumagayan said they also provided materials for the production of face masks which the women can sell.
"Sa kasagsagan ng pandemya, nagkaubusan din ng face mask kaya binigyan natin sila ng mga materyales para gumawa ng customized face masks. So binenta din nila at nagkaroon sila ng source of income," she added.
Sumagayan meanwhile disclosed that as additional support to households this coming Ramadhan (month of fasting), the municipal government will be giving food packs and groceries.
In consideration of health protocols, she said they will be bringing the relief packs right at the doorstep of her constituents.