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On July 14, 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA Region thru Occidental Mindoro Field Office headed by Mr. Roy V. Balleza awarded the amount of P214,140.00 to the Barangay Local Government Unit of San Agustin, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro as the accredited co-partner for the project “Eco-bag making of San Agustin Women’s Association” under the DOLE Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

The amount granted is intended for the provision of materials and machines in making eco-bags.

Plastic has shaped the society in many ways that make life both easier and safer. But too much use of plastics also has left harmful imprints on the environment and worst, to human health.

The municipal ordinance of the LGU Sablayan in banning the use of plastics encouraged the association to propose eco-bag making to address the needs of the consumers who had already shifted in using reusable bags for the protection of our environment. The latter then foresaw the nationwide demand for this item which are now found to be growing.

Composed of 49 beneficiaries, the group plans to supply this Eco bag in different styles suitable for shopping, school and office use.

In a message of Mr. Roy V. Balleza, he explained that the DILEEP is the agency’s platform which aims to create jobs and reduce poverty. He also advised the association to work together to sustain what the DOLE has given since seeing them with decent life is a success of the Department.

On the other hand, Hon. Barangay Capt. Yolanda Patingan extended her heartfelt gratitude to DOLE for the livelihood assistance. She then assured the BLGU’s full support and commitment to make the project viable by regularly monitoring its operation.

Further, Hon. Eduardo B. Gadiano, Municipal Mayor of Sablayan, who was also present during the awarding, challenged the association to do their part very well for the success of the project.

With the DOLE’s livelihood program, these women found great opportunity to improve their lives as well as contribute to the preservation of the environment building a green and brighter future for their children.

End/(Gener L. Francisco)


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