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DOLE releases individual livelihood projects in OrMin worth P547K

CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) MIMAROPA through the Oriental Mindoro (OrMin) Field Office awarded individual livelihood projects to twenty-three (23) beneficiaries from Calapan City, Puerto Galera, Naujan and Bulalacao of the province with a total amount of P547,779.00.

Expressing her earnest gratitude to DOLE for providing livelihood opportunity as she will finally start her beauty salon project, Juliana Sta. Cruz of Sta. Rita, Calapan City graciously said, Sa ngalan po ng aking kapwa beneficiary, nagpapasalamat po kami sa DOLE dahil sa dinami-dami po ng posibleng mabigyan ay isa po kami sa naging mapalad at napagkalooban ng ganitong proyekto na makakadagdag sa aming pang araw-araw na pangkabuhayan. (On behalf of my fellow beneficiary, we are grateful to DOLE because among all qualified beneficiaries, we are blessed to receive these livelihood projects that would augment to our daily needs). 

Also, as he gratefully received Negosyo sa Kariton (NegoKArt) where he can now engage in food business (beef pares), Fernan Rubiano of Biga, Calapan City thanked the department and said, Ito ay malaking tulong sa amin lalo ngayong may pandemic na hirap maghanap ng pagkakakitaan dahil madaming establisyamento ang nagsara. Asahan niyo po na ito ay aming papalaguin at pagyayamanin. Muli, maraming salamat po”.  (This is a big help to us especially this time which is very difficult to earn a living because a lot of establishments have closed due to pandemic. Rest assured that we will nurture and take good care of it. Again, thank you very much). 

Representing Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao, Assistant Regional Director Atty. Erwin N. Aquino witnessed the awarding and said, While there are new challenges, there is also new opportunity for you (beneficiaries). In this time of pandemic, there is a really need for you to think outside of the box in managing your business. Take good care of your livelihood as it belongs to you. We are just an instrument of the government to help uplift you from your current situation. Hopefully, your businesses will be successful and grow as community enterprise someday.”

Meanwhile, DOLE OrMin Provincial Director Roderick F. Tamacay encouraged the beneficiaries to manage their businesses well. Sa bawat unos o bagyo na dumating sa ating buhay ay asahan natin na may bagong umaga na darating.  Nitong nakaraang linggo ay literal na dalawang bagyo ang dumating at dumaan sa ating lalawigan na nakaapekto sa ating pamumuhay.  Ngayon, dala namin ang bagong umaga na magpapabago ng inyong buhay, ng inyong mga anak, ng inyong henerasyon. Sana po ay pagbutihin po ninyo ang pag-mamanage ng mga negosyo niyo”. (In every dark cloud, there is silver lining. These past weeks we have been visited by two typhoons that hit your source of living.  This day, we bring with you new hope that will change your lives, the lives of your children and your future generation. Take good care of it.  Manage it properly).

The individual livelihood projects are implemented under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or Kabuhayan program of Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns wherein the beneficiaries can avail of individual starter kit or Negokart up to a maximum financial assistance of P30,000.00 depending on the proposed project.

Moreover, the program aims to reduce poverty and inequality by generating employment and by moving highly vulnerable sectors into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability.

End/Ma. Lesly I. Romero


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