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Pioduran farmer-benes receive 2.9M worth of farm tools from DOLE Bicol


Farmer-beneficiaries from Pioduran, Albay receives farming tools from DOLE RO V. (Photo by: Cindy Villadolid)


Legazpi City – Some 150 farmer-beneficiaries received farming tools and jigs worth P2.9M as livelihood grant from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region V thru its Albay Provincial Field Office during the awarding ceremony held on Friday at Pioduran, Albay.

The provision of Kabuhayan Kits to the farmers aims for the enhancement of the beneficiaries’ livelihood undertaking, enabling them to become productive citizens of their community.

Among the farming tools and  jigs distributed to the beneficiaries include hoes, shovels, spades, wheel barrows, rakes, grass cutters, push carts, farming gloves, pikos, backpack sprayers, bolos, sickles, watering cans and hand trowels.


Recipients of the farming tools and jigs in Pioduran, Albay. (Photo by Cindy Villadolid)


Hilario Valeza, 56 years old of Barangay 1, Pioduran, Albay was one of the recipients of said tools.

“Malaking tulong po ito sa aking kabuhayan at sa aking pamilya, dahi sa mga farming tools na inyong ipinamahagi mas mapapadali ang aking trabaho. Hindi ko na kailangan maghiram at bayaran ang kagamitan sa pagsasaka na aking kailangan. Bagkus dahil sa inyong programa, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na maging isa sa mga nakatanggap ng mga kagamitan. Salamat dahil magkakaroon ako ng pagkakataon na tumaas ang aking kita at lumago ang aking kabuhayan. (This is a big help to me as well as to my family because the farming tools that you have provided will make my work easier. I don’t need to borrow or pay the rest of these tools that I’ll be using in farming because of what your program provided. I was given the opportunity to be one among the recipients of DOLE Kabuhayan Program. Thank you because I’m given the chance to get a higher profit and growing livelihood.), he shared ”

Valeza added: “Makakaasa kayo na aking iingatan at gagamitin sa tamang paraan ang mga kagamitan na iyong binigay. Nawa’y marami pa kayong matulungan na kagaya ko na isang ordinaryong magsasaka na nangangailangan ng tulong. (Rest assured that I shall take care of what you have given me. We do hope you will help more people just like me who is an ordinary farmer that needs assistance.)”

Rovelinda A. Dela Rosa, OIC Regional Director said that this is one of DOLE’s contributions to the governments' agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation throughout the country.

She asserted that given the tools provided to the beneficiaries, it is expected that farm productivity will be improved and will eventually translates into higher family income.


Raymond Escalante, OIC head of DOLE Albay Provincial Field Office reminded the beneficiaries to make use of the tools and jigs, and not to sell them.

Meanwhile, Olga R. Ludovice, provincial livelihood focal, on the other hand, emphasized the need to sustain project implementation.

Livelihood or Kabuhayan Program is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program which grants to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers. The program includes with it capacity building in collaboration with government agencies like Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).


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