PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (PIA) -- The Mangcayap Farmers Association (MFA) of Bgy. Ipilan in the municipality of Brooke’s Point received P1M livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently.
According to Mr. Kristan A. Sabando, Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) Community Facilitator, 76 members of the said association will benefit from this livelihood assistance of P1M worth of agri-products/supplies and equipment.
The association members are parents of child laborers profiled last year under the CLPE Program of DOLE in Palawan.
Sabando added that the DOLE’s livelihood assistance to parents of child laborers is a strategic response to prevent and eliminate child labor.
“Parents of child laborers are among the priority beneficiaries under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP),” Sabando said.
He also explained that, under the guidelines of the DILEEP, beneficiaries should not allow their children to be engaged in child labor. The livelihood assistance provided can be in the form of Negokart, starter kits, or materials needed to start a livelihood undertaking. (OCJ/PIA-MIMAROPA, Palawan)
Photo Caption: Members of Mangcayap Farmers Association in Bgy. Ipilan, Brooke’s Point, Palawan received the check worth P1M as livelihood assistance from DOLE-Palawan representative recently. Members of the said association are parents of child laborers profiled last year under the CLPE Program of DOLE in Palawan. (Photo from Batang Malaya Palawan Facebook page)