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DOLE highlights successful livelihood stories in Camiguin


CAMIGUIN, April 11 (PIA) — The Department of Labor and Employment in Region 10 (DOLE-X) underscored the successful livelihood stories of the province in a recent meeting with Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo.

Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao of DOLE-X presented the video documents of successful stories of the livelihood projects from Camiguin as nominees of the 2018 DOLE Search for Best Livelihood-Assisted Projects for individual and group categories.

The eight and ten-minute video presentations encapsulated the humble beginnings of the beneficiaries and showcased how their businesses flourished and served as motivation to fellow aspirants especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers in the informal and formal economies to start individual or group livelihood undertakings, and enable existing livelihood undertakings to grow into viable and sustainable businesses that provide income at least at par with those of the minimum wage earners in the province.
For the individual category, Suyao shared the story of Axel M. Salise’s Piso Net Project with pocket WiFi package.

Salise, a person with disability (PWD) from Barangay Baylao, Mambajao, received P20,000 worth of financial assistance from DOLE in 2014 to fund his arcade-style computer used as internet or gaming vending machine.

From one good opportunity, greater things happened to Salise as he was elected in 2012 as the president of Persons with Exceptional Reserved Skills Association (PWERSA).

Leading the organization, Salise was able to help his fellow PWDs by employing them in his computer business.

Furthermore, Axel improved his business by incorporating various marketing strategies as well as offering proofreading or editing documents for a fee.

Such strategy gave him an edge over the other computer service providers nearby even if the latter have more units to offer.

To date, Axel intends to expand his business by selling customized T-shirts, event giveaways/tokens, and souvenir items.

He believes that his Piso-Net livelihood will be dispersed to other individual PWDs for them to be successful entrepreneurs like him.

For the group category, Suyao highlighted the Kahugpungan sa mga Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) organization of Barangay Lagapak, Poblacion, Sagay with their Tingco Tingco Boat and Net Fishing Project which started in January 2000.

Association Chairman Fernando Ocaba received the initial DOLE-X financial assistance worth P400,000 which enabled them to employ 70 worker-beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries were then living below the poverty line with varying concerns on medical care, education, and food.

Suyao explained to Romualdo how the business diversified and flourished from merely catching/selling fish to acquiring the means in squid and fish drying, salted fish production, and production of bottled sardines.

The organization now employs 15 fishermen, 3 women brokers to market outlets to the other municipalities, 15 slicers, and 5 packers.

The group made use of mechanical drying for their produce in response to the unfavorable weather condition besetting the province being in a typhoon belt area.

This paved the way for another assistance in the amount of P300,000 in December 2016 as a reformation project on Rehabilitation of Boat Engine and Panamaw Fishing from DOLE.

The group has also obtained an additional livelihood income for their members through micro-financing, bigasan (rice selling), hog fattening, and egg laying.

Governor Romualdo expressed enthusiasm to advocate and support the entries of her constituents who proved that starting small in business has magnanimous impact in pursuing one’s dreams to be successful in life.

She assured that the documentation will be presented in every barangay or municipal events or meetings in the province to encourage the Camiguingnons to support the local livelihood projects in the area.(Mildred Dablio/RTP/PIA10)


Cebuano News: DOLE-X gahatag ug P1M alang sa panginabuhiang proyekto sa Camiguin


GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, December 1 — Ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X)- Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) bag-ohay lang mihatag sa Kabuhayan Program financial grants nga mukabat sa P1,102,755 alang sa unom ka mga benepisyaryong organisasyon sa Cantaan Centennial Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CCMPC).

Si DOLE-Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo miingon nga ang pinansyal nga hinabang gihatag alang sa mga proyekto sa 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).


Si Lourdes D. Navida, usa sa mga benepisyaryo sa fish vending livelihood project miingon, “Salamat kaayo sa DOLE kay niabot na gyud and among hinabang sa gobyerno aron makatabang sa among panginabuhian.”

Gasalig lamang sa iyang retirement pension, si Navida miingon nga kinahanglan kaayo niyang mapadako pa ang iyang pangita aron makasuporta sa panginahanglanon sa iyang pamilya labi na sa ilang pangkaon adlaw-adlaw, mga sukaranong bayrunon ug bahog sa mga binuhing hayop.

Maski pa nga kini ang unang higayon nga nakadawat ug pinansyal nga hinabang sa gikan DOLE, si Navida naglaum nga ang ilang asosasyon makasugakod gayod sa proyekto aron makatabang usab sila sa katilingban sa umaabot nga panahon.

Gipasabot ni Toledo nga ang proyekto gipundohan sa DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) nga gadasig ug self-employment aron makahatag ug pangitang oportunidad sa angayang benepisyaryo.

Ang CCMPC usa ka aktibong Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) sa DOLE nga nakaimplementar na ug nwebe ka mga proyektong panginabuhian sa nagkalain-laing asosasyon ug usa usab kini ka regional winner para sa Best DOLE Assisted Livelihood Group Project alang sa CY 2016.(Jovelyn V. Perez/RTP/PIA10)

DOLE-X grants P1M for livelihood projects in Camiguin


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).”

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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)

Cebuano News: Camiguin gahingusgan ang PWDs pinaagi sa Pa-Birthday, panginabuhiang programa


MAMBAJAO, October 3 (PIA)—Aron mapausbaw ang makabangonan ug mabuligong pag-atiman sa persons with disabilities (PWDs), ang kagamhanang lokal diri gapahigayon sa Pa-Birthday ug panginabuhiang pagtabang nga mga programa sa probinsiya.


Uban sa kinatibuk-ang badyet nga P169,400 para sa 2017, ang Pa-Birthday nga programa galangkob sa supplemental feeding ug pagpanghatag ug reading eyeglasses sa 847 nga mga benepisyaryo gikan sa Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao ug Sagay.


Sa kasamtangan, aduna’y 299 nga mga PWD benepisyaryo gikan sa Catarman, 202 sa Mambajao, 148 sa Mahinog, 113 sa Guinsiliban ug 85 sa Sagay.


Sa pagpahingusog sa mga PWDs aron muhimo ug oportunidad para sa ilang kaugalingon ug sa uban, ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 gahatag ug nagkalain-laing panginabuhiang pagtabang sa sektor sama sa produksyon sa sako bag, trapo ug kurtina diin ni-alokarang departamento ug P250,000 alang sa 24 ka mga benepisyaryo.


Ang DOLE gahatag usab ug indibidwal nga panginabuhiang pagtabang nga mupahiluna sa 10 ka mga benepisyaryo kada munisipyo.


Para sa tuig 2017, ang kagamhanang lokal nag-alokar ug P339,560 para sa mga programa, kalihokan, proyekto ug serbisyo alang sa mga PWDs.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin empowers PWDs with Pa-Birthday, livelihood programs


CAMIGUIN, October 3 (PIA)— To promote rehabilitative and supportive care to persons with disabilities (PWDs), the local government here conducts the Pa-Birthday and livelihood assistance programs in the province.


With a total budget of P169,400 for 2017, the Pa-Birthday program provides supplemental feeding and reading eyeglasses to 847 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao and Sagay.


Currently, there are 299 PWD beneficiaries from Catarman, 202 from Mambajao, 148 from Mahinog, 113 from Guinsiliban and 85 from Sagay.


As for empowering the PWDs to create opportunity for themselves and others, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 provides various livelihood assistance to the sector such as the sack bag, rug and curtain production where the department has allocated P250,000 for 24 beneficiaries.


The DOLE also provides individual livelihood assistance that would accommodate 10 beneficiaries per municipality.


For CY 2017, the local government allocates P339,560 for PWD programs, activities, projects and services.(RTP/PIA10) 

DOLE-X orients 620 Camiguin TUPAD employment workers

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 12 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) conducted an orientation on the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) to the 200 beneficiaries of the local government unit (LGU) of Mambajao on September 1 at the Municipal Hall and to the 420 beneficiaries of Movement for Better Camiguin.
DOLE-X Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo explained that TUPAD is an Emergency Employment Program under Department Order No. 173, Series of 2017, also known as the Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).
The beneficiaries availed the minimum 10 day employment period with the minimum wage rate of the area as salary/wage per day. Most of the beneficiaries were self-employed, underemployed and seasonal workers.
Toledo reported that the project was implemented by the LGU-Mambajao as one of the Accredited Co-Partners of the Department of Labor and Employment.
Meanwhile, the Movement for Better Camiguin had four venues for the orientation including Tupsan Pequeño, Mambajao, Panghiawan Catarman, Bugang, Sagay and Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin.
The implementation of the TUPAD is also under direct administration or monitoring conducted by DOLE-X with release of the wages through M. Lhuiller branches nationwide.(Jovelyn V. Perez/RTP/PIA10)

DOLE-X trains 40 Camiguin livelihood beneficiaries on project proposal writing


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 4 — The Department of Labor and Employment, (DOLE)-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) recently conducted a project proposal writeshop to 40 livelihood association representatives and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers and staff at Cabua-an Beach Resort, this municipality.


DOLE-X Cam PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo informed that the two-day activity aimed to generate an increased submission of project proposals from aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as teaching the department’s beneficiaries and partners in formulating a group business plan for the sustenance and growth of their livelihood ventures.


“In this way also, we can help the budding entrepreneurs start their businesses right and help them alleviate out of poverty,” Toledo said.


The DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) Focal Person Charlton James R. Busa discussed the salient features of Department Order No. 173-17 and presented the format of the project proposal. He also conducted the writeshop and highlighted the different techniques and strategies in writing project proposals.


Meanwhile, DOLE-X Supply Officer Orlando N. Abrenica, Jr., explained the project financial plan where he expounded the importance of financial statements and its contents which are the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow.


To fully grasp the theories presented, the participants were grouped for a workshop in making the financial statements as well as their production cost, which is essential in the formulation of the total project cost.


Owakan Rural Improvement Club Auditor Feliciana T. Vicente said, “Dako akong pasalamat kay naa’y gipahigayon ang DOLE nga ingani na activity nga dako ug tabang kanamo. Nakadugang kini sa among kahibalo ug makatabang pod kami sa uban kay kabalo nami unsaon paghimo ug project proposal.”


(I am very grateful to DOLE for this opportunity which is a very big help to us. This will add to our knowledge in project proposal making, which we can also convey to others joining our same venture.)


Toledo said that the activity also aims to motivate the participants, especially in starting their businesses through feasible project proposals.(Jovelyn V. Perez/PIA10)