ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment has released over P3,783,235.50 livelihood grant to 319 beneficiaries in this City and Lanao del Norte.
The grant assistance is under DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) which aims to provide sustainable livelihood to poor and disadvantaged workers. It is the agency’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction.
The Paglingkawas Women Federation (PAWFED), DOLE’s accredited co-partner, will help monitor the said livelihood projects. The project consists of 100 individual projects and eight group projects.
For the individual project, 35 starter kits were given to informal economy workers, 62 starter kits to farmers, and 3 starter kits to former rebels.
Recipients of the group project were Claro M. Recto Fisherfolk Organization, Kolambugan Developers MPC (KODEMCO), Lanao Norte Processors Federation (LANPROF), Kalanganan East Women’s and Sustainable Livelihood Association, Paglingkawas Simbuco Women Association, Kulasihan Fisherfolks Association (KUFA), Pili Farmers Association and Kauswagan Hog Raiser’s Association.
The said groups are involved in Bangus Fish Cage in Culture, Rice and Corn Wholesale/Retailer, Binisayang Kakanin, Community Mini Mart and Rice Trading, Tilapia and Milkfish Pen, Production Floating Cottage, Salabat and Turmeric Processing, and Swine/Hog Raising Production.
DOLE Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III led the ceremonial turn-over of the said assistance. Other assistance released include Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Balik Pinas Balik Hanapbuhay, Tulong Pangkabuhayan Para sa Pag-unlad ng Samahang-OFWs, Education and Livelihood Assistance Program and OFW Dependent Scholarship Program. (LELA/PIA Lanao del Norte)