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The Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) organized a Juan and Juana Livelihood Training Program for the BLR employees on 24 June 2016 at Seacoast Inn in Baler, Aurora as part of its Gender and Development (GAD) Program.

The activity sought to enhance the entrepreneurial inclination of the BLR employees as a tool for social empowerment and economic progress.

Ms. Luz R. Rosas, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of the BLR, demonstrated cooking and preparing simple dishes such as steamed rice cakes, cupcakes and muffins. She also shared helpful tips and pieces of advice in preparing nutritious and easy meals.

“Entrepreneurship and domestic work such as food production venture should be valued as it is one way of creating gender parity and helps develop a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, more so if skills, trainings and opportunities are provided,” Ms. Rosas said.

The BLR personnel expressed gratitude to the resource person for sharing her knowledge and skill and for contributing towards achieving gender parity and empowerment through food entrepreneurship.