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DOLE program benefits 26 groups.

THE REGIONAL office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday announced that it is distributing about P10.639 million worth of livelihood assistance to 26 beneficiaries.The agency said the beneficiaries were identified based on the proposals that they submitted for funding under the integrated livelihood program. The proposals were submitted during the first four months of the year.

Of the total number of beneficiaries, data from DOLE XI bared that Tagabuli Deboners Association got the highest amount with combined amount of P2.064 million for fish cage operation, backyard poultry, repair of motorcycle spare parts, hollow block making and production of Bangus dried fish.

Another beneficiary that got a huge amount were the 8's Magic Garments Association, Hijo Agrararian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative and local government of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur with P1 million each for garments making, banana flour production and e-commerce access for the youth, respectively.

The checks were provided to the beneficiaries as part of the integrated livelihood program of DOLE during the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job and Business Fair yesterday at Gaisano Mall of Davao.

The other beneficiaries were Samahang Magniniyog ng Tawantawan, Mamay Transport Services Cooperative, Artes de San Vicente, Catherine Reteza, Edrose Lomboy, Rowena P. Aparte, Darwisa Galloniga, Jimmy Antonio, Emane Plana, Rufa Paquibot, Dominador Dayson and Elena Montimor, Krystelle's Salon Academie Inc.

The list also included Association of Differently-abled Persons of San Isidro Davao Oriental, Davao Oriental Market Multipurpose Cooperative, Butuasan Vannamei Growers and Farmers Association, Banaybanay Small Fisherfolks Organization and Davao Oriental Pugo Eggs Producers Association.

In a statement of DOLE, the agency's integrated livelihood program towards community enterprise development 'is a project that helps in making existing livelihood transform into viable and sustainable business or community enterprise by maximizing the community resources and skills.'

'The integrated assistance will allow the economic undertaking to transform from a mere subsistence family livelihood undertaking to a community ormicro-enterprise managed by community group,' DOLE XI added. (KMF)

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Publication:Mindanao Times (Mindanao, Philippines)
Date:May 2, 2018
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