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At its 84th Anniversary DOLE awards P20-M livelihood aid to marginalized workers in Central Luzon
MALOLOS CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently awarded a P20,000,000.00 livelihood assistance checks to more than 1,000 marginalized workers from different parts of Central Luzon.
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione said that the provision of livelihood assistance coincided with the labor agency’s 84th founding anniversary celebration at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.
“The DOLE’s livelihood assistance is among the government programs meant to augment incomes of families of workers in the informal sector of the economy. What a better time to provide more livelihood opportunities to them at the wake of our foundation day festivity here in Bulacan,” Dione said.
No other than guest of honor President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III led the distribution of livelihood checks to the beneficiaries.
Of the total livelihood provision, P560,000.00 intended for the procurement of farm equipment and supplies will benefit 86 members of the Hermosa Bataan Eagle Farmer’s from Hermosa, Bataan.
Aside from this, portions of this amount will also procure 6 bangkas and 6 motors and benefit 15 Hermosa town resident housewife-members of the Katipunan ng mga Bagong Filipina.
Meanwhile, P500,000.00 worth of additional working capital for the Barangay Pasalubong Center of the Coco By-Products Association from Balanga City, Balanga will benefit 25 of its members.
In Baler, Aurora, P1,762,600.00 will be used for establishing a motorcycle parts store and other related services that will be managed by 27 members of the Baler Trike Association.
Director Dione said that the livelihood project would cater to the needs of tricycle drivers and operators by providing them easy payment and credit schemes for their parts and services.
In Tarlac, P10,000,000.00 will benefit 763 individuals with Kabuhayan Starter KITS and 160 ambulant vendors with Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego Kart) Projects selling various street foods.
176 members of the Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan ng Guimba Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Nueva Ecija received P780,000.00 for the enhancement of their mushroom production and handicraft-making using dried water lily stalks.
In Zambales, The Women's Association of Candelaria received P250,000.00 for their additional working capital for the existing rice-retailing store of its 30 members.
Meanwhile, P240,000.00 was allotted for the additional capital for the existing Nego Karts of 24 ambulant vendors and sari-sari store owners residing in Subic, Zambales.
Another P6,000,000.00 for the provision of Nego Karts and Starter KITS are geared towards benefiting 300 marginalized residents, also from the same town.
The DOLE’s 84th foundation anniversary banners the theme, “Trabahong Marangal para sa Lahat, Sabay-sabay Nating Iangat.
END/aldm/Jerry Borja



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