mangroveSustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) participants in Brgy. Magsaysay, Loreto, Province of Dinagat Islands plant mangroves to gain extra income. This act also serves as their preparatory measure for the coming disasters.

Last 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda greatly damaged several regions of the Philippines including the Island of Gibusong in Brgy. Magsaysay. After the typhoon surge, the Magsaysay Women-SLP association agreed to initiate a Mangrove Reforestation project to at least reduce possible destruction in times of disaster.

“Nagpasalamat mig dako sa DSWD-SLP sa dakong tabang nga miabot sa among lugar kay kini usa ka programa nga naglantaw alang sa kaayohan sa among pamilya ug sa among komunidad pinaagi sa pagprovide ug income sa among pagtanum ug bakhaw alang sa pagpakunhod sa unsa mang bagyo o kalamidad nga muaabot sa among komunidad (We are thankful to the DSWD-SLP because of the great help to our barangay for this is a program that considers the welfare of our family and community through providing income in planting mangroves in preparatory for aany disasters to come), ” shares Marissa L. Labutap, their SLP association president and a parent leader of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. ###(SLP/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

 

Written by JANNEL T. MURILLO

Development Communication Intern from Mindanao State University