NAVAL, Biliran (PIA) -- The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Biliran has allotted P920,000 worth of livelihood kits to some 115 members of the Integrated Peace and Development Workers Association (IPDWA) in the province.
This was reported by Faustino V. Gayas Jr., provincial director of DTI Biliran during the recent joint meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), and Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).
Gayas said each of the 115 IPDWA member will receive P8,000 worth of livelihood kit as startup assistance on the small business they will engage which will further improve their lives.
The livelihood kits will be tentatively released in October this year, Gayas said.
Aside from the livelihood kits, they will undergo an entrepreneurial development training scheduled this month of April and in May, Gayas said.
The DTI Biliran chief said the distribution of livelihood kits is under the agency's Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa program.
DTI has also conducted an onsite assessment on the 115 pre-selected IPDWA member beneficiaries of the 82nd Civil Military Operation Company, 8th Infantry Division on February-March 2022, he added.
Representatives from the provincial offices of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have reported during the joint meeting on the different interventions provided by their offices to IPDWA members in the province of Biliran. (LDL/RSV/PIA Biliran)