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DOLE 3, Pampanga provincial gov't distributes P5M worth of livelihood


City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA, March 8, 2020 - Some 100 individuals and 19 livelihood groups in Pampanga receive PHP 5 million worth of livelihood package from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga. 

Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita reported to Secretary Silvestre Bello III that DOLE funded Php 4 million of the particular batch of capability building project for livelihood enhancement while the Provincial Government of Pampanga sponsored another million pesos.

“With close coordination with LGUs (local government units), the Department is able to touch the lives of our fellow Filipinos that need augmentation of their livelihood. We always wanted to reach the most vulnerable sectors,” Campita mentioned.

During the awarding at Pampanga Provincial Capitol, 100 scavengers received pushcarts of Php 20,000 worth each. Aside from the individual beneficiaries, 16 groups averaging of 15 members each were provided with Bigasan sa Barangay livelihood package, a project targeted to be available at every coastal community around the province.

Meanwhile, another group of 40 members receive their hollow block-making livelihood package while another federation grouped among in the municipalities of Lubao, Guagua, and Floridablanca were provided with a separate sampaguita project. The latter had 221 beneficiaries in total. 179 residents of Apalit also received their puto-making livelihood package. 

The group beneficiaries received their livelihood assistance in the form of raw materials, machine improvements, production equipment, supplies and other commodities of their existing enterprises.

Campita reminded the beneficiaries their responsibility to sustain and grow what was given to them. “On behalf of DOLE, let us learn to value what was given to us. As the government helps you improve your livelihood and your everyday living, take this opportunity as a challenge that you can make this livelihood assistance sustainable and long-term,” Campita said.


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