MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 20 — The Department of Labor and Employment – region 10 (DOLE-10), through its Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Camp PFO) recently turned-over livelihood financial assistance, under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) to barangay Poblacion in Mambajao, Camiguin.
Barangay Captain Rodin M. Romualdo of the Sangguniang Barangay of Poblacion, Mambajao, as the Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) received the assistance on 30 March 2016.
DOLE-10 Cam PFO Officer in Charge Arlyn Z. Bael said that six associations received PhP 1.9 million financial assistance and employing 112 workers in the informal sector from the Department.
These are: 1) Eco-Buddies (15 beneficiaries of Kwarta sa Basura Project, P300,000); 2) Paradise Island Pangkabuhayan Association (24 members, Soya Milk Project, P450,320); 3) Mananagat sa Tagdo Association (15 members, fishing gears worth P150,000); 4) Lagundi Samahang Pangkabuhayan Association (16 members, Consumer Store and Bigasan Projects, P200,000); 5) Lumad Farmers Association (27 farmers, Mobile Rice Miller, P500,000); and 6) Quiboro Women’s Association (15 women on Buko Pie Production, P300,000).
DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante was optimistic the projects will move them out of poverty, and at the same time ensures social protection to the members.
Barangay Captain Romualdo expressed his gratitude to DOLE, “Kwarta kini sa gobyerno, manghinaot ko nga ampingan ninyo kini aron mo lambo ang inyong panginabuhian (I really hope you put into good use the money [you received] from the government for your respective livelihood projects to grow.)”
Meanwhile, Fernando M. Agbu, one of the beneficiaries of Lumad Farmers Association was also thankful to DOLE, “Dako among pasalamat sa DOLE kay niabot na gyud ang assistance nga among gipaabot. Makadugang gyud kini sa among panggastos sa among tagsa-tagsa ka pamilya, hilabina sa ako na usa ka mag-uuma. (It is our utmost gratitude to DOLE for our livelihood assistance has already arrived. This will help in our respective family expenses, most especially to me, as a farmer.)”
DOLE-10 will resume the release of its livelihood assistance once the election ban is lifted. (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X PFO-Camiguin)