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DOLE 6 hands over checks to proponents of livelihood project

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-6 released last Friday (February 2) two checks to proponents of livelihood project in the Province of Iloilo.

The first check amounting to P820,000 was released to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Barangay Poblacion, New Lucena, Iloilo for the Fabricated Trisikad Project which aimed to benefit the 82 beneficiaries comprising of self-employed farmers, working poor and youth in the said barangay.

The amount was DOLE’s share in the project while the proponent-barangay as well as the beneficiaries put up P219,600 as equity to the project with total cost of P1,042,000.

This project aims to augment the income of the beneficiaries while improving the means of transportation in the community.

The chairperson of the LGU-Bgy. Poblacion, New Lucena thanked the leadership of DOLE 6 for the great help to his constituents.

On the other hand, another check amounting to P1,000,000 was released to the workers’ organization of the Pepsi-Cola Products’ Phils., Inc., the Iloilo Pepsi-Cola Workers Independent Union (IPWIU), for its Rice Retailing Project.

The amount was DOLE’s share to that project of IPWIU amounting to P1,353,615 which aims to augment the current incomes of 88 union-members and to generate employment to their families.

The President of the IPWEU was thankful for the assistance and he was hopeful that they would be able to make the project grow.

“Salamat guid sa pag grant sang P1-million. Tinguha-an guid namon nga mapadaku ini (proyekto),” the Union President said.

DOLE Region 6 has approved and funded a total of 332 livelihood projects in 2017 for both continuing and current appropriations, 89 under the kabuhayan program while 243 under the Tulong Alalay sa Ating Disadvantaged or Displaced workers (TUPAD) or emergency employment program, benefiting a total of 23,144 displaced or disadvantaged workers.

Dir. Cyril L. Ticao
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