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DOLE Palawan gives livelihood to 6 Palawe├▒os

To give additional income and support their families, the Department of Labor and Employment thru Palawan Field Office awarded livelihood assistance for six (6) Palaweños who are in vulnerable sectors.

In a simple awarding ceremony, Luis B. Evangelista, Palawan Field Office Head, personally handed the purchased items to the following: (1) Emelinda C. Sumagang, an identified parent of child labor was awarded washing machine with laundry materials for her Mini Laundry Shop. (2) Cornelia B. Tero, a widow senior citizen, was awarded grocery items worth P20,000.00 for Sari-Sari Store. (3) Octavio S. Alvarez Jr., a displaced worker was awarded for his project piggery worth P20,000.00. (4) Purita P. Lachica, also a widow senior citizen, was awarded sewing machine with materials for dress making shop worth P20,000.00 (5) April Jean Z. Manzul, a single parent with three kids, was awarded grocery items worth P20,000.00; and, (6) Lady Vanessa P. Greganda, a self-employed worker awarded grocery items worth P20,000.00.

This is to start livelihood undertakings to grow into profitable and sustainable business, and consequently bring them an income level at par with that of the minimum wage earners.

Purita P. Lachica recipient of sewing machine said, “Maraming salamat sa tulong ng Department of Labor and Employment na binigyan ako ng makina sa pananahi. Mas mapapabilis na ang aking pananahi dahil meron na akong magagamit na makina at hindi ko na po kailangang manahi gamit ang aking kamay.” (Thank you very much for the assistance of Department of Labor and Employment for giving me sewing machine. It will help me efficiently in my sewing because I have sewing tools that can be used and I will not do it manually).

These livelihood grants were under DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) otherwise known as KABUHAYAN Program seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers by promoting and providing livelihood assistance and entrepreneurship for workers in the informal sector. This will be the source of viable employment to generate income among the low-income groups.

Lachica and Tero received their livelihood last 27 January 2020. Next awarding was on 31 January 2020 for Manzul, Greganda and Mr. Alvarez’s assistance while Sumagang received her items on 03 February 2020.

End/Renell G. Mayo


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