or Mayeng, the current regional coordinator of the PATAMABA
in the Visayan islands, used to make handicrafts made of native weaving materials.When the market for these disappeared because of cheap competition from abroad, she
went into making meat dumplings and selling dried fish.She also became a daycare worker, and by undergoing various training provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), she learned many food processing skills which she used to teach others as a DSWD regional trainer, and which she is now teaching to PATAMABA members all over the region.Mayeng became a member of PATAMABA more than ten years ago, when PATAMABA organizers paid a visit to her hometown, Sta.
.Because of her industry, commitment, inspiring and disciplined example, she was elected barangay coordinator in 1992, provincial coordinator of Iloilo in 1994, and Region VI coordinator in1995, overseeing some 3, 333 members.
From the small village of Sta.