One of the most prominent problems of our country is that poverty is widespread and we Filipinos know the struggle and the hardships that poverty brings, Poverty incidence among Filipinos in 2015 was estimated at 21.6 percent. During the same period in 2012, poverty incidence among Filipinos was recorded at 25.2 percent.
Though it has decreased slowly poverty is always a hindrance towards progress as it bars children with potential from education, it weakens workers, the backbone of industrialization, causes many women to be disenfranchised and it ends lives that can be saved in hospitals.
With all these in mind, our Vice President Leni Robredo has been keen and has set her eyes in ending poverty and raising the quality of life of every Filipino family. The Vice President had initiated the Angat Buhay: Partnerships against Poverty.
Angat Buhay Program has initially selected 50 local government units from all over the country and will be partnered with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and private corporations that can help them fund projects such as for infrastructure, housing, disaster management, livelihood and education.
Vice President Leni Robredo has brought Angat Buhay to Tangcal as this program can only be brought to its maximum potential if the leadership of the place is most empowering and efficient. Tangcal has proven to be as such for in the past few years as peace and order has been enforced in the area.
Now Tangcal is in good hands the Vice President has brought partners that will help the municipality to progress such as Nestle Philippines to promise Cocoa and Coffee plantations and to hire the farmers in Tangcal to tend the plantations.
The Staff of the Mayor in partnership with Xavier University plans to conduct studies to maximize the farm area and to further help the people of Tangcal.
“Kami pong nasa gobyernong national mas nararamdaman namin ang kailangan nyo kung kami mismo ang bababa dito kesa kung nababasa namin sa papel yung kahilingan nyo: nung papunta kami ditto habang nasa helicopter kami napakaganda ng Tangcal” – Vice President Leni Robredo. PIO-LDN