Transport group supports Ang Kasangga’s 2010 Bid
The Nabas Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, Inc. (NTODA) today threw its unequivocal support to Ang Kasangga Partylist on its bid to seek sectoral representation of micro-entrepreneurs in Congress in the May 2010 elections.
Rey P. Solano, NTODA president, issued his group’s support in a resolution dated March 30, unanimously signed by its officers, board members and its more than 200 members in Poblacio, Nabas, Aklan.
“We believe that Ang Kasangga as a partylist of micro-entrepreneurs can support us in our difficulties. With you and our full support, we believe that our vision would be a success,” he said in his letter sent to Ang Kasangga Chairman Teodorico Haresco Jr.
Other transport groups supporting Ang Kasangga are Cabusao Trisikad Business Association in Camarines Sur, Silang Transport Service and Development in Cavite, Novaliches Deparo Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association in Quezon City.
Ang Kasangga Partylist banners the need to provide proper representation to Filipino micro entrepreneurs – individuals generating small income by offering various goods and services – and taking a step forward towards decreasing the country’s poverty rate.
Through the leadership of its chairman Teodorico Haresco Jr, Ang Kasangga has grown strong from 45,000 to 260,000 card-bearing members, most of whom are sari-sari stores and food stall owners, and market vendors, jeepney, tricycle and bus drivers and operators, and blind masseurs.
Its memberships come from Cordillera Autonomous Region, Pangasinan, LA Union, National Capital Region, Albay, Rizal, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Misamis Occidental, Davao, Cebu and Nueva Ecija.
Ang Kasangga has untiringly provided a micro-lending program for marginalized barangay-based micro-entrepreneurs, a scholarship program for 46 children of slain Filipino journalists, a human resource-building program, a livelihood and housing program, a fiscal program for savings, among others.