BAUANG, La Union- A sustainabilityplanning workshop was held for the 86
beneciaries of the Urban Partnershipsfor Sustainable Upliment, Renewal,Governance and Empowerment(UPSURGE) project was held last June
2-3, 2009 at the Oasis Hotel resort.
The acvity aimed to fully guide theFisherman’s Village Associaon on
Sustainability Planning Workshop
Held for FV Beneficiaries
their future acons and acvies andto assess the status of the associaon
and prepare plan to ensure the long-
term sustainability of a project.
Henry L. Caluya and Anna Maria
Gonzales former project manager of the UPSURGE project and PHILSSArepresentave respecvely, servedas the facilitators for the two day
sustainability planning workshop.The workshop enabled the
parcipants idenfy milestones achievedduring the project term and, issuesand concerns that may inuence theachievement of their vision and goals.The Fisherman’s Village isunder the barangay Poro with a totalpopulaon of 5,718 and composed of 1,221 households. It is a big communitywith a total land area of 276.30hectares. Residents in Fisherman’sVillage came from the crical zones of the three barangays of Ilocanos Sur,Ilocanos Norte and Tawi-Tawi Poro.The acvity aimed forthe involvement of all residentsin the Fisherman’s Village andother stakeholders from resourceassessment, to planning, to projectimplementaon and evaluaonthereby inculcang a strong sense
of ownership and responsibility.They were assisted in
strengthening their organizaon and informulang and establishing policiesand systems that will guide themtowards the development of theirorganizaon and their communitybeyond PHILSSA/World Bank funding.The UPSURGE project deals withshelter needs, improving the physical andenvironmental condions, improvingsocial well being and enhancingeconomic opportunies of urban poor.
Henry L. Caluya (center) instructs partner families on how to make a sustainability plan. The event was held at Oasis hotel las June 2-3, 2009.
5th Golf For a CauseKicks off on October 17
The 5th Golf for a Cause Tournament of Jaime V.Ongpin in partnership with Texas Instruments (Phils.), Inc. isset to tee o on October 17, 2009 at the Baguio Country Club.The acvity aims to raise funds for developmentprojects in Baguio and its surrounding areas. Last yearthe 4th JVOFI Golf for a Cause generated P616,800.It aracted 113 golfers from all over the Philippines.The funds generated from the tournament were usedto assist the livelihood acvies of Women in Baguio Cityand La Trinidad. The women are engaged in vending, carving
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