GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, December 1 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) – Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) handed-in the Kabuhayan Program financial grants amounting to P1,102,755 to the six organization beneficiaries of Cantaan Centennial Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CCMPC).
DOLE-Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo reported that the financial assistance was intended for the projects on motor parts (P250,000), agricultural business (P200,000), backyard piggery livelihood (P130,000), deep sea fishing (P250,000), fish vending (P110,000), and amakan making and consumer store project (P162,755).
Lourdes D. Navida, one of the beneficiaries of the fish vending livelihood project said, “Salamat kaayo sa DOLE kay niabot na gyud and among hinabang sa gobyerno aron makatabang sa among panginabuhian (We are thankful for DOLE now that we have received the assistance from the government that could help us in our livelihood).”
Relying solely on her retirement pension, Navida said that she needs to augment her income to help defray her family’s daily meals, basic expenses and food for their livestock.
Though this is her first time to receive a livelihood financial assistance from DOLE, she is hopeful that their association can sustain the project so that it could also help the community in the future.
Toledo explained that the project is funded under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) that encourages self-employment to provide income opportunities to deserving beneficiaries.
CCMPC is an active Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) of DOLE which has already implemented nine livelihood projects to various associations and was a regional winner for the Best DOLE Assisted Livelihood Group Project for CY 2016.(Jovelyn V. Perez/RTP/PIA10)