ILOILO CITY—The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has expanded its livelihood project in empowering women who have been victims of abuse or exploitation.
“We want women to be strong, resilient and productive,” said IPPO Director Col. Gilbert Gorero.
IPPO expanded its “Babaye Bangon” project in Passi City with the partnership with the local government under the leadership of Mayor Stephen Palmares and Vice Mayor Jesry Palmares, as well as the Passi City police, led by Lt. Col. Dennis Pamonag.
Babaye Bangon is specifically a project for survivors of violence against women (VAW).
IPPO’s project expansion in Passi City is timely as the 18-day campaign to end VAW started this week.
During the Thursday orientation, Gorero told women beneficiaries they will undergo training for processing meats that they can sell and help them earn extra, especially during the tough times caused by the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
IPPO’s Babaye Bangon project first started in the town of Bingawan and will be replicated in other towns of Iloilo province.