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Masbate beneficiaries receive DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits worth P2.6-M


Masbate – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) RO V thru its Masbate Provincial Field Office distributed DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits to 137 beneficiaries of the Local Government Unit of Pio V. Corpuz, Masbate amounting to P2,648,506.00 during the awarding ceremony held yesterday, August 13, 2018 at the covered court of said municipality.

Mr. Judy Paghubasan, of Brgy. Alegria, Pio V. Corpuz who is a beneficiary of fishing equipment said: “Salamat po kaayo sa DOLE tungod kay nahatagan ako ug pangkabuhayan kit na di ko man kaya sa akong kaugalingon na maipundar. Paningkamutan kong magamit ini para makadagdag sako’g kita para sakoang pamilya. (I’m very grateful for DOLE because they gave me livelihood kits which I can’t have for myself. I’ll try my best to utilize it to earn additional income for my family.)”

Another recipient of cooking tools and materials was Ms. Liezel P. of Brgy. Alegria. She shared: “Salamat sa DOLE sa naihatag sa akoang kagamitan sa pagluto. An Lutuon nala ang kailangan ko maiprovide para makatuna na ako sa akoang pagluto-luto. Salamat pod sa LGU (Pio V. Corpuz) kay usa ako sa mga beneficiary na napili nilaha para mahatagan ug gamit. (Thank you DOLE for the kit given to me. I only have to provide ingredients so I can start cooking. Thanks also to LGU (Pio V. Corpuz) because I was one of the selected beneficiaries to be recipient of these kits.)”

Newly installed Regional Director Atty. Alvin M. Villamor said that this Kabuhayan Starter Kits Project is a livelihood formation strategy that is intended to improve socio-economic well-being of workers in the informal sector, in groups/sectors with special concerns, and displaced wage workers, both local and overseas, and their families.

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.

Present during the awarding were Hon. Allan T. Lepasana, the Municipal Mayor, Mr. Recheboy T. Palange, the PESO Manager Designate, Meljun D. Abella, representing DOLE as witness and the recipient-beneficiaries.


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