Labor office releases P6.3-M livelihood aid

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) released P6.3 million worth of livelihood assistance to the different groups here in the region.

The release of the livelihood assistance was spearheaded by no less than Dole Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz during her visit in this city.

Tuesday’s visit of Baldoz here is the fourth since last year.

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The livelihood assistance was provided through Dole Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) and Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) or the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting benefiting a total of 924 beneficiaries.

The livelihood projects are the following: support to fisherfolks in Barangay Arena Blanco to operate Ring Net Fishing, P464,930; women’s crunchy banana chips production, P510,000; bottled sardine production, P370,500; capacity building and enhancement of rubber-based farming system and secondary crops cultivation of poor farmers, 361,675; capacity training on financial and inventory management, P86,800; motorized banca with pukot palundag, P460,500; seaweed farming, P381,860; pangase wine enterprises, P3.4 million; training cum cutflower production, P100,000; training cum production on handicraft making, P100,000; and, training cum production on small scale vegetable processing livelihood project, P100,000.

Baldoz said the assistance is aimed to boost the livelihood activity of the identified beneficiaries.

Baldoz added they will closely monitor the development of the livelihood projects to ensure its serve its purpose to help alleviate the economic condition of the beneficiaries. (Bong Garcia)

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