QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila – EMB National Capital Region through its Gender and Development Focal Point System (GADFPS) conducted a Training on Bokashi/Mabuhay Balls Making last Monday, May 31 at EMB NCR Parking Area while observing COVID-19 Minimum Health and Safety Protocols (MHSP).

The said event was conducted in celebration of Philippine Environment Month and  in support of the Gender and Development (GAD) program on empowering income deprived women, promoting gender equality, and in support of the ongoing Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

The training kicks-off the pilot home-based mudballs production livelihood program in exchange of rice conceptualized under the “Food for Work for Community Women”.  The program will initially run from June to December 2021 and is planned to be replicated in other active barangays under the Water Quality Management Areas (WQMA) in Metro Manila

The Bokashi/ Mabuhay balls made by the participants will be used in future remediation activities of different waterbodies in Metro Manila as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

Twenty-five selected women from Barangay Central, Quezon City attended the said training.