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DOLE, TESDA and other NGAs converge to Sustainable and Resilient Livelihood Program for IPs


OYANG, LIBACAO, AKLAN – In support to TESDA’s mandate to implement the food security program of the government and to focus on agriculture interventions, DOLE Aklan participated the Launching Program for its proposed program entitled “Sustainable and Resilient Livelihood Program for Indigenous People (IP) on July 30, 2020 at Agbatuan, Oyang, Libacao, Aklan.




This convergence Program of different National Government Agencies (NGAs) aims to help the IP farmers fight against poverty and insurgency and transform one hundred (100) targeted IP Farmer growers of the Akeanon Bukidnon tribe from Brgys. Manika and Oyang, Libacao, Aklan which are considered as ancestral domain barangays of IPs to have a sustainable and resilient livelihood with the ability to assess, manage and monitor its risks and be able to learn innovative skills and build on past experience and lessons learned.


The program was graced with the presence of Vice Mayor Vincent I. Navarosa of Libacao, RD Gaspar S. Gayona of TESDA Region VI, RD Remelyn Recoter of DA Region VI, Ms. Iris M. Ibisate of DTI, Ms. April Anz O. Tolentino of DOLE, PMAJ Jose Marlon I. Murallo, Police Chief of Libacao Municipal Police Station, Mr. Guillermo O. Colas, Jr, Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR), Frances Arnaiz of Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Mr. Romulo Del Rosario of OPAPP, Acting PD Esther B. Babalo of TESDA Aklan, Department Heads of Local Government of Libacao, PNP personnel, tribal chieftains and leaders, barangay officials of Oyang, Libacao, and IP beneficiaries.


Ms. April Anz O. Tolentino, the Livelihood Program Manager talked about the salient feaures of DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to the participants-beneficiaries. Also, the Department committed to provide tool kits and raw materials amounting to Php500,000.00 for the implementation of their Integrated Farming Project.#




Dir. Cyril L. Ticao
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