Bauko gets P1.3M livelihood assistance

A LIVELIHOOD organization in Bauko, Mt. Province through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and Negosyo Center, is set to benefit from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) assisted livelihood projects.

A check worth P1.316 million was turned over on January 20 Dole–Mountain Province Field Office head Samuel Lasdacan Mayor Abraham Akilit witnessed by PESO designate Jake Lambino Damollog Oyang-o, Councilor Eduardo Patnay, Councilor Susan Awisan, Palidang Lamagan Pesnadan Farmers Organization (of Guinzadan Sur) president Jefferson Lartec, Aweng di Ampasit Association (of Sadsadan) president Jenny Dalligue and LEIPO designate Daniel Kiblasan.

The Community Enterprise Development on Provision of Farm Machinery of PLPFO in Barangay Guinzadan Sur will receive the P1,316,493 with P955,150 given by Dole, while the P322,500 will be the counterpart Bauko.

Farm equipments to be purchased include three high powered thresher with blower, three hand tractors, three amphitiller, two high-powered water pump, three knap sack high-powered sprayer and 10 grain harvester/brush cutter.

These farm equipments will be leased to member farmers at a discounted amount compared with the prevailing rate in the locality.

The second livelihood project, on the other hand, is for the Community Enterprise Development on Bread Production of ADAA in Barangay Sadsadan with a total project cost of P655,280.

Dole contributed P317,290 while the P217,000 will be the counterpart of the Bauko, while the remaining balance will be the counterpart of the organization.

The project is considered as enhancement to the existing livelihood activities of the organization since they are already producing cup cakes. With this project, it is expected they will satisfy the immediate high demand for breads in their barangay.

These projects are under Dole's Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program which aims to enable the existing livelihood projects of groups of beneficiaries in barangays to be transformed into community enterprises which are legitimate economic activity that will serve as a stable source of income for its members, which will eventually generate employment in the community.

The community should have access to adequate, if not abundant, source of raw materials and existing skills necessary for its products or services. (Arsenia Addon/Bauko LGU)

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