PDLs in Quezon City join project to repurpose election tarps

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Many local governments have launched projects to turn election campaign materials into useful items, and in Quezon City persons deprived of liberty have joined the initiative.

The inmates of the QC Jail Female Dormitory are participating in the “Vote to Tote” project of the Quezon City government and Spark! Philippines.

It seeks to recycle candidates’ tarpaulins into other items such as bags, and is a livelihood project under the “No Women Left Behind” program, according to the Quezon City government.

It also aims to help the PDLs have a source of income.

“Tinuruan ang mga PDL kung paano magtahi at kung paano maibebenta ang mga nagawang produkto. Layon din ng programang maiwasan ang matinding pagbaha dulot ng mga lumang posters,” the QC government said.

Mayor Joy Belmonte thanked the city’s partners for the program.

These are Spark! Philippines leader Maica Teves, designer and advocate Zarah Juan, and QC Jail Female dorm’s JSupt. Maria Ignacia Monteron.

Witnessing the launch of the project were British Ambassador Laure Beaufils, TV Host Gretchen Ho, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Department head Andrea Villaroman, and QC Small Business and Cooperatives Development Promotions Office head Mona Celine Yap.