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Proud na proud! Joy Belmonte happy with success of ‘favorite’ program

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is glad with the success rate of her pet project “Tindahan ni Ate Joy.”

“This is one of my flagship programs, my favorite. Our program’s success rate is now at high 85 percent,” the lady politiko gushed.

Belmonte revealed that the program has provided livelihood to nearly 1,000 solo parents since its launch in 2012.

Under the “Tindahan ni Ate Joy,” a qualified solo parent is granted P10,000 worth of grocery merchandise as a startup business support.

“These are the women who got widowed, separated from their husbands, or were abandoned by their spouses for another,” she said.

“They were left with the burden of raising their family alone, so we came up with a [livelihood] program to help them stand up,” she added.

Unemployed solo parents, between 30 to 60 years old, and members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. are entitled to the program, which provides trainings and seminars about entrepreneurship.

Galing naman ni Vice!