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DOLE Bicol distributes 3M worth of business kits to Polangui benes

 

    Beneficiaries of Barangay Napo, Polangui, Albay (Photo by DOLE Albay)

Legazpi City The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region V thru its Albay Provincial Field Office distributed P3M worth of livelihood assistance to 180 target beneficiaries in the two villages of Polangui yesterday morning.

Napo Barangay Council has received P1.9M worth of kitchen materials and other tools for 102 micro-entrepreneurs composed of 27 food vendors, 25 farmers, 21 hog raisers, 7 dressmakers, 6 carpenters, 5 beauticians, 3 masons and 1 rice trader, vegetable and rice retailers/wholesaler, upholsterer, barber, manicurist, house painter, automotive and electrical technician.

On the other hand, Mendez Barangay Council of Polangui, Albay, which has 60 micro-entrpreneurs has  received P1.1M worth of business kits as livelihood grant to the beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, one of the beneficiaries of said assistance was Vivian Gonzales of Brgy. Napo, Polangui, Albay, whose wish has been granted to acquire kitchen tools for her food vending business.

    Beneficiaries of Barangay Mendez, Polangui, Albay (Photo by DOLE Albay)

“We are thankful for these kitchen wares to DOLE, because out the 102 beneficiaries, I’m lucky to be among them who received these materials,” Gonzales shared during the awarding of the livelihhod assistance at Barangay Napo, Polangui.

“This livelihood grant is helpful to us for most of the women here in our village are not gainfully employed. Now, we have our own source of income to support my children and family in financial aspect,” Nancy Losantas, 46 of Barangay Mendez, Polangui.

She added, “we will do our best for this business to flourish so we may be given a second batch of 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 livelihood enhancement and farm productivity will be improved and will eventually translates into higher family income, thus enabling them to become more productive citizens of their community.

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) RO5 and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) RO5.

 

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Approved for Regional Release:

  

ROVELINDA A. DELA ROSA

OIC, Regional Director

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2018-07-28
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