Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, in her visit last week to Amlan, Negros Oriental, assured farmers, fisher folks, and families of former child laborers of the DOLE’s continued implementation of programs and services that will provide opportunities for decent and productive livelihood.
“We make sure that the welfare and safety of the workers, especially those in the informal sector, are taken care of. That is the message of the Department of Labor and Employment,” said Baldoz during the turnover of motorized fishing boat, release of livelihood grants, and distribution of gifts to former child laborers in the municipality.
According to her, the most concrete proof of economy’s inclusive growth is when the programs are able to reach out and benefit especially those in the informal sector.
“The DOLE, the local government units, and other agencies must converge. Dapat walang kanya-kanya. If we pool our resources and capacities together, then we will be able to reach more lives,” she added.
She encouraged the farmers, fisher folks, families of former child laborers, and other association members who benefitted from the DOLE’s livelihood funds to take care of what they have received from the government.
“You will soon become self-sufficient if you nurture the assistance you received from our government,” said Baldoz, adding that she hopes the grants released to beneficiaries will benefit not only their families, but also other folks in the municipality of Amlan.