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MOA signing for Individual livelihood projects in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

 

Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) MIMAROPA through its Occidental Mindoro Field Office (OccMin) in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) facilitated the signing of memoranda of agreement (MOA) last August 24-25, 2020 for the individual livelihood projects of 100 beneficiaries in this municipality.

Strictly observing the complete minimum health and safety protocols, PESO Manager Gracia Z. Fille organized the 100 workers under informal sector affected by the strike of COVID-19 for the two-day individual MOA signing relative to their various proposed individual livelihood projects as part of local development plan of LGU Sablayan.

OccMin Provincial Director Bernardo B. Toriano represented the DOLE MIMAROPA OIC Regional Director Albert E. Gutib as he simply articulated during the short program orientation the value of trust. “After several months or years of implementing these individual livelihood projects, we expect to see from you as beneficiaries, that your economic lifestyles increased through the aid of these projects with the guidance from our government people. Someday we want to realize that unemployment, poverty and hunger are no longer the perpetual problems of all the people of Sablayan and of all other municipalities of the province.” PD Toriano said.

There is so much great effort of the national agencies and the local government units to reduce poverty in the municipalities particularly in Occidental Mindoro, so the beneficiaries were advised to fully take good care whatever livelihood assistance can be entrusted to them.

As always cited by Director Gutib, “From our mandate to develop our Filipino workforce especially those unemployed and underemployed, we will continue to stay by your side and cultivate the partnership between the DOLE and LGU until we achieve our common goal of inclusive growth and development.

 The target beneficiaries expressed their gratitude through a loud and long applause and said, “Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong malasakit sa aming mga nangangailangan lalo na ngayong nasa ilalim tayo ng pandemya.” (Thank you very much for reaching us out in providing livelihood assistance especially that we’re under the state of pandemic)

Majority of the beneficiaries proposed to have sari-sari store projects which are expected to be released before this year ends.

DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment, and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.

End/Gener L. Francisco

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2020-09-01
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