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Family of slain soldier in Marawi siege gets livelihood aid


 Legazpi City, AlbayLife goes on for the family left by one of the fallen soldiers in Marawi siege, with the newly acquired machines and tools for their Motor Shop business.

Through its Provincial Field Office (PFO) of Albay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office V released the starter kit to Lunas Family of Barangay Hindi, Bacacay, Albay last January 8, 2019 at the DOLE Activity Center, Old Albay, Legazpi City.

Atty. Alvin M Villamor, Regional Director of the Labor Department in Bicol together with PFO Head Ms. Imelda Romanillos and Livelihood Focal Olga Ludovice personally hand over the air compressor and its accessories as well as the pressurized washer machine to the parents for their Tire and Vulcanizing Shop located in their residence at Barangay Hindi, Bacacay, Albay.

Juan Lunas, 51, father of the slain soldier, said that despite the loss of a good son, there has been an overflowing assistance from different government agencies received to help them recover and ease the pain from the tragic incident last 2017.

He said: “One of them is DOLE that gave these additional machines for our existing business. Sakto po ito dahil ito talaga ang mga kulang na equipment sa aming motor shop.”

Lunas who is a motorcycle mechanic expressed his gratitude to DOLE for the livelihood assistance that they promised to take care the machines and sustain their growing business.

“Sana po mas marami pa ng matulungan ang DOLE para mas umunlad po ang kani-kanilang buhay. Subalit kailangan po dapat pangalaagan din ang mga starter kits na ibinigay ng DOLE dahil ito po ay nanggaling sa buwis ng mga tao, (We hope that DOLE will help more beneficiaries so their lives will prosper. However, we, as the recipients must take care of the starter kits because these come from the taxes of Filipino people),” said Jocelyn Lunas, the mother of the deceased soldier.

On the other hand, Atty. Villamor condoled the parents of the late PFC Bernie John Lunas, 21 for the loss. He hopes that the awarded livelihood assistance be of great help to augment their family income.

“This is just a small amount if converted to monetary value, and compared to the financial assistance given to your family by other agencies, but we assure you that this will provide an additional income to your growing business,” Villamor assured.

The recipient of livelihood assistance are the parents the slain Philippine Marines soldier of Barangay Hindi, Bacacay, Albay.

Livelihood or Kabuhayan Program is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program which grants to the poor, vulnerable and marginilized workers equipment, tools, jigs, and raw materials needed to implement their livelihood projects.

The program includes capacity building in collaboration with government agencies like Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)/ jveg/ ISO PR Code:2019_gud_January_8_ Family of slain soldier in Marawi get livelihood aid


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