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Former rebels get livelihood package from DOLE Bicol


Legazpi City- To support the reintegration of former rebels into mainstream society, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) continues giving hope by providing them with livelihood opportunities to start anew.


A total amount of Php 53,680.25 worth of livelihood equipment, tools, and jigs was awarded to two (2) beneficiaries from Tabaco and Legazpi City today, March 4, 2022, at DOLE Regional Office V, Legazpi City.


DOLE Bicol thru its Albay Provincial Field Office (APFO) Head, Cherry B. Mosatalla together with Livelihood Focal Person, Olga R. Ludovice and DOLE Albay staff Bianca Gubat spearheaded the turnover ceremony of DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits (DKSK).


One of the beneficiaries who is a former rebel said that the equipment given to him will be a great help to improve his livelihood as a welder as it will help him to make his work easier.


‘’Maraming-maraming salamat sa ibinigay na tulong para  sa akin at sa aking pamilya. Salamat po sa DOLE at nai-award to sa akin para magamit ko sa pag babagong buhay. Maraming salamat din po sa AFP, bilang former rebel maipagpapatuloy ko ang aking buhay,’’ he said.


Meanwhile, the other beneficiary expressed how grateful he is for being one of the DOLE Kabuhayan Program recipients:


“Pagkahiling ko kaning mga equipment, haloy ko nang tig request ini. At least pasalamat ako na nag respond sinda ta mapapadali ang trabaho ko kaini. Pasalamat ako maray sa DOLE.’’


Mosatalla, APFO Head, said, “since mga welders sila, malaking tulong talaga ang kabuhayan kits na naibigay ng DOLE dahil may skills na sila, gamit na lang ang wala. So, yung mga ini-award nating welding supplies magagamit na nila yon sa kanilang kabuhayan.”


DOLE aims to provide more livelihood programs to improve the socio-economic well-being of workers in the informal economy, in groups/sectors with special concerns, and displaced wage workers (local and overseas) and their families; and provide them with livelihood starter KITS consisting of package services that will enable the target beneficiaries to start a livelihood and become self-employed. It aims to engage them in sustainable self-employment through easy-to-learn livelihood undertakings. ###




With a report from Jonafaith Lozada, Iseabel Bue, and Helen Antonette Rustia




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