On December 28 and 29, 2021, livelihood program supplies and stocks were turned-over to active groups of Community-based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) completers in 17 barangays.

The 990,000-peso budget under the City Peace and Order, and Public Safety Plan (POPSP) 2020-2022 was divided into several livelihood chosen by the groups of the respective barangays.

Among the elected livelihood are bigasan, hog raising, and butchering. These comprised of Bigasan (12): Barangays 1, 7, Can-ayan, Caburacanan, Kalasungay, Magsaysay, Maligaya, Manalog, Mapulo, Miglamin, Sinanglanan, and Zamboanguita. Hog Raising (3): Barangays Indalasa, Kulaman, and St. Peter. Butchering (2): Barangays Managok and Simaya.

A total of 360 sacks of rice split evenly between the barangay CBRP groups which they chose bigasan. Moreover, necessary equipment like weighing scales, sacks, and ply boards were given to jumpstart their livelihood.

For hog raising, 28 heads of pigs are split among the three barangays (10 for Indalasa, 9 each for Kulaman and St. Peter). The provision of such included feeds and pellets, and basic supplies like cement and nails for the construction of pig pens.

Lastly, 8 heads of pigs ready for butchering was allocated for the two barangays. Also included were equipment necessary for the butchering livelihood like knives and chopping boards.

As of December 29, 2021, 210 sacks of rice, all 28 piglets for raising, and all eight pigs for butchering were already claimed by the barangay CBRP groups.

Prior to the turning over of livelihood supplies, the officers of the said active CBRP groups were oriented of basic Sustainable Livelihood and Basic Bookkeeping by the City Agriculture Office – Institutional Development Section.

The DILG-Malaybalay Field Office, focal office of the said program, will be monitoring the livelihood of each the barangays quarterly to ensure each livelihood in the barangays are sustainable.

The provision of livelihood program for CBRP completers is the 7th stage of the Eight-Stage Community-based Rehabilitation Program of Malaybalay City.

Report by: Rainier Gian Romo, DILG-NADA