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DOLE extends P3.1 M livelihood aid to various enterprises during the 2021 Labor Day job and business

Masalasa STBF Women’s Association of Tarlac with their in-kind livelihood package.

 

City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA, May 3, 2021 - In celebration of the 119th Labor Day, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. III released ?3.1 million worth of livelihood assistance to different projects in Bataan, Bulacan, and Tarlac.

 

In a press conference, Regional Director Geraldine M. Panlilio said that aside from over 9,000 jobs up for grabs to job hunters all over Central Luzon, 448 beneficiaries also received their livelihood grants from the Department. “In partnership with the local government units of Bulacan, Tarlac, and Bataan, 8 livelihood projects were approved and released benefitting 448 individuals,” RD Panlilio said.

 

Among the approved projects of beneficiaries in Bataan include the rice-duck integration farming enterprise of Samahan ng Magsasaka Sa Cabog-Cabog (SAMACA) with 60 members from Balanga City, and rice wholesale and retail business of Bilolo Uphand Farmers Associations, Inc. (BUFAI) with 152 members which cost ?1 million and ?500,000, respectively. 

 

In Tarlac, Masalasa STBF Women’s Association with 20 members was granted ?100,000 for its mushroom chicharon and bread production project. 4 other groups in Capas namely Patling Sta. Lucia Transport Service Coop. (32 members), Capas Tarlac Jeepney Transport Service Cooperative (29 members), Capas Organic Farmers Producers Coop. (35 members), and Sewing Arts of Capas Association (20 members) were allotted a total amount of ?1 million for their projects.

 

Meanwhile, a venture consisting of a sari-sari/ retail store, dishwashing production, peanut butter making, kakanin and ambulant vending, carinderia, and e-loading venture in Marilao, Bulacan was also approved with half a million peso funding support.

 

“These projects aim to restore the economy and pursue rehabilitation of pandemic-stricken communities and industries. We hope that despite the difficult times we are in, these beneficiaries seize this opportunity because we saw and believed in their group’s potential to grow,” RD Panlilio furthered. 

 

The beneficiaries thanked the Department saying that the awarded projects is a big help to their families and hope that this will bridge them through this pandemic.

 

END/ A. Cunanan

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