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DOLE initiatives drive livelihood and tourism growth in Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay

MABUHAY, Zamboanga Sibugay, September 06 (PIA) - In a significant boost to local livelihoods and tourism prospects, the DOLE-Zamboanga Sibugay Field Office recently awarded two group livelihood projects in Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The initiatives incorporated the allocation of ten units of fish pens for grouper (lapu-lapu) fish culture to Catipan Kasama Ka Association (CKKA) and Punawan Kasama Ka Association, as well as the launch of an ecotourism project benefitting informal workers from the fishery and related sectors, all aimed at bolstering local livelihoods.

The fish pens were strategically located in Barangay Punawan, chosen for its ideal seascape, which is conducive to cultivating grouper (lapu-lapu), a highly in-demand fish in both local and national markets. Furthermore, the Mabuhay Guiwanon Cold Spring Resort plans to offer an array of water sports activities, including kayaking, as part of its ecotourism offerings, adding to the charm of the destination.

The Kasama Ka Associations conveyed their heartfelt appreciation, expressing their unwavering commitment to maintain and strengthen their livelihood projects, all with the goal of improving the well-being of their families.

During the turnover ceremony, Exequiel Tabe, the president of CKKA, said, ("We never expected that such a blessing could come our way for our livelihood. We will strive to use this wisely and further improve it because it's a significant help for us and our families”. 

Vice Mayor Joval John Samonte also expressed his gratitude to DOLE-ZSFO, saying   "these livelihood and tourism projects are a tremendous help for the progress of Mabuhay. They will strengthen tourism and provide livelihood for many people, hopefully alleviating us from hardship. Thank you very much, DOLE, for your continuous vision and support for us."

The DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program  is in harmony with the governmen's efforts for inclusive growth as it creates significant employment and contributes for the reduction of poverty. This is achieved by granting beneficiaries access to assistance that strengthens their capabilities in livelihood ventures, whether undertaken individually or collectively.

Consequently, the program strives to mitigate the risks and vulnerabilities faced by economically disadvantaged individuals and workers, including those engaged in informal employment and the fishing industry. (NBE/RBI/PIA9-Zamboanga Sibugay)

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