batangas alliance sept 22

The Batangas Alliance — a group of AF members that implement programs in the province of Batangas — had a project assessment and planning activity at the Enrique Zobel Technical Center (Enzo Tech) in Calatagan, Batangas on September 23, 2016. Assistant Regional Director Gina T. Gacusan of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 4-A (CALABARZON) provided an update on the poverty situation for the region particularly in Batangas.

After providing community livelihood assistance to Barangay Utod in Nasugbu, Batangas for the past 5 years, the group has decided to assist another community.  A scoping will be done on short-listed areas and the group will then decide on the beneficiary community on their next meeting slated on November 10. Furthermore, the group has decided to focus on education as the program that is  common and, therefore, a strength of all 4 member organizations. There was also a re-commitment of the members to the BA.

Photo shows the representatives of the Batangas Alliance member organizations: E. Zobel Foundation, Inc., Pondong  Batangan Community Foundation, Inc., Punta Fuego Village Foundation, Inc., and Roxas Foundation, Inc.