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DOLE-RO6 BARES WESTERN VISAYAS 2020 KABUHAYAN AWARD WINNERS

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 6 (DOLE-RO6) announced the winners of the 2020 Best DOLE Assisted Livelihood Project in Region 6 during the awarding ceremony held at Boracay Tropics, Balabag, Malay, Aklan on August 26, 2020.

The Boracay Women Producers Cooperative (BWPC) from Manocmanoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan emerged as the winner in the group category while Ms. Nida Resulta from Brgy. Ginictan, Altavas, Aklan was chosen for the individual category.

BWPC is a women’s organization that was affected by the six-month temporary closure of Boracay Island in 2018.  They were granted a one (1) million-peso assistance for the enhancement of their Community Store and the Heritage Hub where they process organic products like gwapamela soap shampoo, gumamela flower candies and tea.

Ms. Resulta, on the other hand, was assisted by DOLE through the Municipality of Altavas, as project proponent in 2015 to 2017.  She was provided with farm tools, equipment and vegetable seeds for the improvement of her organic vegetable farm. Dubbed as the “First Lady of Organic Farming in Altavas,” Ms. Resulta is currently the biggest supplier of organic vegetables in their municipality.

In his message, DOLE Regional Director Cyril L. Ticao encouraged the winners to share their knowledge and blessings to other people.

The DOLE Kabuhayan Awards is an annual award given by the Department to recognize the outstanding accomplishments exemplified by the beneficiaries, implementers, and partners relative to the implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

Checks amounting to Php50, 000 and Php30, 000 were awarded to BWPC and Ms. Resulta, respectively.  The winners also received plaques of appreciation and will have the opportunity to represent the region in the annual search.

Altavas, Aklan Mayor Denny D. Refol, Jr. and Dr. Jimmy Maming representing the Municipality of Malay, Aklan thanked DOLE for the continued support to the beneficiaries and the constituents in their respective municipalities. They also recognized the Department’s efforts not only in the regulatory function of the formal workers but also in providing livelihood for the informal sector.

 

 

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2020-09-22
Dir. Cyril L. Ticao
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