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The Tindahan Natin Project is a national government initiative for food security, job generation and livelihood. The project will provide low-priced but good quality rice and noodles through a store jointly identified and endorsed by the DSWD, Provincial / City / Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices ( P / C / MSWDOs ) of the Local Government Units (LGUs), in coordination with the Barangay and subsequently accredited by the NFA.

It aims to ensure that poor families get access to low-priced basic food items specifically rice and noodles; ensure availability / supply of rice in the community at all times and create livelihood and job opportunities in the community.

In line with this, the local government of Orion, Bataan through the conscientious and relentless efforts of the Municipal Mayor Antonio L. Raymundo, Jr. had initially sponsored series of meetings and seminars to expedite implementation of the project with the end view of alleviating poverty.

Initially, the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office in coordination with the Local Government of Orion, Bataan had identified 3 barangays (Lati, Gen. Lim & Sabatan) which serve as pilot areas.

The target beneficiaries of the said project are the families whose income falls below or within the food threshold (less than Php 5,000.00 family income) -set by NEDA shall be prioritized.

By: Nestor Manalaotao, MSWDO Office

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