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DOLE MIMAROPA awards a total of Php 1.7 Million livelihood assistance to Palawe├▒os



As part of the convergence approach of the DOLE, DTI, and other national government agencies’ Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan, at Konsyumer in MIMAROPA Region, in promoting employment, livelihood, and investments, the DOLE MIMAROPA, with Undersecretary Atty. Bernard P. Olalia, Human Capital Development & Regional Operations, and Regional Director Atty. Alvin M. Villamor, awarded a total of Php 1,769,800.00 livelihood assistance to three (3) rural workers associations in Palawan as follow:

·       Narra United Ladies Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Business Proposal Title: Virgin Coconut Oil Production

Number of Beneficiaries: 150 persons

Total Amount Requested to DOLE: Php 1, 200,000.00


·       Sta. Lucia Nature Development Association

Business Proposal Title: Pillow-Making Business

Number of Beneficiaries: 45 persons

Total Amount Requested to DOLE: Php 435,000.00


·      Minara Mud Crab Culture Association

Business Proposal Title: Mud Crab Culture and Fattening

Number of Beneficiaries: 30 persons

Total Amount Requested to DOLE: Php 134,800.00

Speaking before the guests and attendees of the said TNKK event, Usec. Olalia said that the Kabuhayan Program of the DOLE, is one of its major thrusts, providing opportunities for decent work and economic opportunities, particularly in the rural areas and urban poor. Filipinos, especially those unemployed and underemployed, living in the grassroot level of our economy, will greatly benefit from this program. “Mababawasan and bahagdan ng underemployment and unemployment ng ating mga kababayan. Ang tulong na bibigay ni DOLE ay libre, walang po kayong isasauli o ibabayad. Ang nais lang naming ay mapangalagaan at mapalago pa ang ninyo ang inyong kabuhayang ibinigay ng ating pamahalaan,” Usec. Olalia said.

Mr. Eddie Evio, President of the Minara Mud Crab Culture Association, profoundly thanked DOLE for providing them the necessary financial assistance for their Mud Crab Culture and gave his assurance that their association will, in their best efforts, manage, sustain and enhance their business.


The DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce vulnerability of the poor and marginalized workers through the promotion of livelihood and entrepreneurship. It is one of the DOLE’s contributions to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction. 


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