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DOLE provides P5 million worth of livelihood to BulakeƱos


City of Malolos, BULACAN, November 2, 2020 - Some 510 individuals from the province of Bulacan received various livelihood packs from the Department of Labor and Employment, in partnership with the provincial government of Bulacan. 


Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita reported to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that the distributed Pangkabuhayan Starter Kits were worth a total of P5 million. According to her, marginalized individuals and displaced workers were prioritized to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.


In a video message to the beneficiaries, RD Campita said that DOLE’s livelihood program is only the beginning of the beneficiaries’ business endeavor. “Kapag after three years at kayo ay umunlad at nangailangan pa ng mga equipment para sa produksyon ninyo, kung makita naming matatag at mayroon na kayong malaking merkado subalit may kakulangan lamang sa makina, kami po ay handang tumulong muli,” RD Campita said. (If after 3 years you were able to enhance your business and needed more equipment for production, we are again ready to help once we have determined that your enterprise has a potential to grow and serve a bigger market.)


Meanwhile, DOLE Bulacan head May Lynn Gozun, together with Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando, led the distribution of livelihood packages. For this batch, 275 beneficiaries received grocery items for their sari-sari store enterprise. Another 235 beneficiaries were provided with various livelihood starter kits including bread and pastry ovens (90), powder soap kits (50), food processing kits (35), sewing kits and machines (25), welding machines (20), raw baking materials (10), and body massage kits (5). The beneficiaries were also equipped with skills training for them to be able to sustain the given livelihood. 


DOLE’s livelihood program known as DILEEP (DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program), is an assistance enabling poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers to secure a means of living and turn it into a viable and sustainable business.


The distribution of livelihood aid was held at Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium and The Pavilion in Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in Malolos last week.


END/ A. Cunanan

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