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DOLE grants P1.4M to LGU Sablayan to fund livelihood projects

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Mimaropa, through the Occidental Mindoro Provincial Office recently awarded a total of P1,468,316 worth of livelihood projects to local government unit of Sablayan as DOLE’s accredited co-partner.

The amount of P1,167,816 will be allocated for the provision of NegoKarts to 39 ambulant vendors within the municipality, allowing them to establish a self-sustaining business and contribute to the local economy.

Additionally, the remaining P300,500 will be allocated to tailoring, rug-making, and dressmaking project of the Tabuk Parents Association, benefiting 34 members who have also undergone related training with the support of the LGU.

The assistance will provide the association with four units of high-speed and industrial zigzag sewing machines, heavy-duty 4-thread edging machines, fabrics, threads, cutting tables, chairs, steel cabinets, scissors, buttons, and zippers. This support package ensures that beneficiaries have the means to establish sustainable businesses.

Provincial Director Peter James D. Cortazar said in his message, “We are delighted to grant these livelihood opportunities to our hardworking ambulant vendors and dedicated parents. Once you receive your Negokarts and tools for your tailoring project, may everyone remember that they are more than just tools for business but symbols of your determination and aspirations.”

Both the ambulant vendors and the Tabuk Parents Association expressed their gratitude and determination to DOLE and commit to making the most of the resources provided. In heartfelt statements, they emphasized their readiness to work diligently, ensuring that every opportunity afforded to them by DOLE will translate into tangible improvements in their lives and those around them. (DOLE)

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