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The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IV-A through its Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE - BPO) turned over livelihood packages to a total of twenty-three (23) beneficiaries at the DOLE BPO, Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas, December 27.

DOLE BPO Livelihood Focal Person, Ms. Salvacion Kalalo and Livelihood Development Specialist, Mr. Robert Rodelas led the turn over program with the beneficiaries.

In her speech, Ms. Kalalo expressed her positive outlook and high hopes for the success of the turned over packages.

“Nawa’y mapalago n’yo ito at makatulong pa lalo sa inyong pamilya. Pero hindi po dito matatapos ang ating pagkikita. Nawa’y patuloy kayo makipag tulungan sa amin sa pamamagitan ng pag-submit ng quarterly report upang malaman namin ang estado ng inyong business,” Ms. Kalalo uttered.

Twelve individuals received convenience store packages while eleven beneficiaries obtained start up supplies for their rice retailing business. To monitor the grant assistance, DOLE BPO will also conduct visitation to every beneficiary.

For interested individuals of groups, the DOLE guidelines state that self-employed workers, unpaid family workers, low-waged and seasonal workers, displaced or soon-to-be displaced workers, marginalized and landless farmers, marginalized fisherfolks, women and youth, persons with disability, senior citizens, indigenous people, victims of armed conflicts, rebel returnees, and parents of child laborers are eligible to apply for the livelihood program.

“Lahat naman po ng mga nawalan ng trabaho na kulang ang kinikita or low wage earner ay pwede mag-apply. Need lang po magpasa ng katunayan na walang member sa family nila ng 4PS and ma-complete lang yung mga requirements na papasagutan natin ay may posibilidad na makakuha or mag-avail ng program,” Mr. Rodelas shared.

Meanwhile, the final list of beneficiaries shall be subject to the evaluation of the department.

The DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) is a grant assistance of the department in the formation, enhancement, or restoration of individual or group livelihoods.

Twenty-three (23) residents of Mataas na Kahoy received livelihood packages from the Department of Labor and Employment during the turnover program held at the Batangas Provincial Office, Lipa City, Batangas, December 27.

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