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Posted: July 29, 2013
Subic, Zambales — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Subicena, with support from the Subic local government, launched on July 29, 2013 Project Galing at Negosyo Dulot ay Asenso (GANDA), a program which seeks to enable an important and influential sector of a community: the women.
Project GANDA is aimed at empowering womenfolk through capacity-building in various skills envisioned to help both mothers and single women obtain employment or venture into self-employment and micro-enterprise. The series of trainings include skills in personal grooming, culinary arts, food processing, sewing, product development and others.
Subicena President Eloisa Khonghun stated, "This program is certainly a big help to making women in the communities more productive and helping improve the family income."
MFI Executive Director Karen Agabin added, "In matching the needs of the community with the capabilities of its members, the program hopes to achieve some level of socio-economic improvement in the lives of the beneficiaries. The knowledge gained, the tools provided and the individual's perseverance will help provide for a sustainable means of making a living and promote self-sufficiency."
The Department of Energy and the Malampaya Joint Venture partners has embarked on the next phase development of the Malampaya Deepwater Gas to Power project, with a new platform being built in Keppel's fabrication yard in Subic, Zambales.