5 groups in Mt. Province get DOLE livelihood assistance
BONTOC, Mt. Province, July 13 (PIA) -- Regional Director Henry John Jalbuena of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-CAR turned over Wednesday checks for five livelihood projects in Mt. Province.
Jalbuena awarded a check in the amount of P300,000 each for the Bontoc Balikatan Organization with 40 member-beneficiaries for processing of native rice delicacies cum rice retailing project, and for the Khiyagâ€™s Organization (youth) with 75 member-beneficiaries for their coffee shop. These two organizations are located in barangay Bontoc Ili in this municipality, according to Miguela Limmayog, head of DOLE here.
Limmayog said the checks will be turned over to the barangay chairman of Bontoc Ili, being the accredited co-partner agency in the implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) in the barangay.
The DOLE also turned over a check of P240,000 for the Maba-ay Senior Citizen Organization with 90 member-beneficiaries for their carrot processing and baking projects. Another check for P182,540 was also awarded to the Balaan Livelihood Organization with 32 member-beneficiaries for their meat processing project; and a check of P179,920 was awarded to the Long-boy Working Women Organization with 24 members for back-strap weaving project.
Limmayog said the barangay captains of these areas where the projects are located were accredited as co-partners in the implementation of the DILP in the barangay. They will have a counterpart in the implementation of the projects in the form of services like in the improvement of the building where they conduct their project, the installation of equipment and other services needed.
DILP is a community-based program and is being implemented in partnership with an accredited co-partner such as local government units, workers' organization and other groups to transform livelihood undertaking of workers group into community enterprises. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)
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