The Office of 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo initiated a livelihood program for students of the province named LANSA Perfumes. LANSA is a short term for Lanao Norte Students Association. This program aims to help students from Lanao del Norte who are currently enrolled in Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology to be entrepreneurs by coming up with their own idea to produce and sell perfumes making their educational expenses less burdensome to their parents and to themselves. This livelihood program commences last June 6, 2017 right after these students appealed and proposed to Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo for assistance.
2nd District Congressman Abdullah same with Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo favours programs that enable individuals to be efficient and productive.
The LANSA Perfume livelihood program was conceived on June 1, 2017 where LANSA members headed by President Dhevine Paninsoro and Aisa Rellon, Office staff of the 2nd Congressional District arranged a meeting with Baby Joson, Marketing Officer of Development Bank of the Philippines. Five days later the students then proposed to Congressman Abdullah which the latter positively approved. After its approval Paninsoro and Rellon travelled to Manila where they attended the training on perfume making at Glorietta 3 Ayala Center Makati City on June 12, 2017.
At present, LANSA hopes to sell their perfume products in Maranding, the student group produced different kinds of fragrance for both men and women. Perfume bottle comes in 5ml and 10ml with a product price of P50.00 and P80.00 respectively. For promotion they sell three 5ml bottles for only P140.00 that will give a savings of P10.00
LANSA’s goal is to earn P8,000.00 per month. The Office of the 2nd Congressional District is willing to provide further assistance by helping them introduce their products to the local market of the Province which could help the local economy. PIO-LDN