Philippine Eagles donates bikes for livelihood project
By Jason B. Neola
NAGA City Mayor Nelson Legacion thanked the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the Bicol Region during the formal turnover on Monday, June 21, of the 15 mountain bikes the group donated in support of the Naga’s Bikes for Food Delivery Livelihood Project.
The donated bikes will benefit 15 heads of indigent families who are engaged in the home delivery of food and other essential products.
“These bicycles are intended to those who wish to work as food delivery riders,” Legacion said. He said that the city government is also planning to invite as partners in the project several takeaway food delivery companies like Foodpanda, Hungrily, and Pandelivery, where the beneficiaries can work with.
He said heads of families from the least economically resilient communities (LERCs) in the city are the first priority in the acquisition of bikes.
“That will be the rule for them [family heads from LERCs] to be able to have daily incomes,” Legacion said.
The project, which is being ran by the LGU’s Metro PESO, is being implemented in collaboration also with Group Initiatives for Better Opportunities, Incorporated (GIBO, Inc.).
Legacion expressed optimism that the project will continue to thrive with more donations from other sectors.
EAGLES’ BIKES Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion receives on June 21 the 15 units of mountain bikes donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles Bicol Region) for the city government’s Bikes for Food Delivery Livelihood Project. Photo shows Legacion (middle) with the officers of the Philippine Eagles Bicol Region, which is headed by Governor Raymond Concepcion (right).