The Davao City’s Magnegosyo Ta Day program that empowered women in Davao City was replicated in another local government through the Office of the Vice President.

Office of the Vice President Spokesperson Atty. Reynold Munsayac, during the I-Speak Media Forum held Thursday, March 9, 2023, said that the OVP has successfully replicated it in San Pedro, Laguna.

Munsayac said that the said municipality on March 8, 2023 received a total of P150,000 for the program.

“Ginawa na po naming national ang programa dito na Magnegosyo Ta Day. Naging effective po yan dito sa Davao City dahil bukod po doon sa livelihood program may corresponding training po sila (We already made this a national program. It has been effective here in Davao City because aside from the livelihood program the beneficiaries will have trainings),” Munsayac said.

“Mag Negosyo ‘Ta Day” is a landmark project of the Davao City government where Vice President Sara Duterte served as mayor.

Aside from the Magnegosyo Ta’ Day Program, the OVP, through its Davao Satellite Office, has started to give medical, burial assistance, and assistance to individuals in crisis situations (AICS), and food boxes to persons in need.

Munsayac said that the Davao Satellite Office assisted a total of 5,667 beneficiaries with medical and burial assistance from July 2022 to February 28, 2023. The satellite office caters to clients from Region 10, 11, 12, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and Bukidnon

Requirements and downloadable forms for the assistance are listed and can be accessed on the official OVP website: Forms are also available at the Davao Satellite Office located on the Groundfloor of Orchard Hotel on J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City.

The OVP also provided food boxes to individuals who do not qualify for medical and burial assistance.

Relief assistance was also given to individuals in the Davao region hit by calamities.

He added that in coordination with the OVP Disaster Operations Center and the OVP- Davao Sattelite Office on March 9, 2023, earthquake victims in New Bataan were visited for distribution of disaster assistance. CIO