El Niño-affected Sultan Kudarat workers get P1.1-M grant from DOLE

Date Posted: March 3rd, 2017 12:18 PM

Some 153 workers in Sultan Kudarat who were displaced due to El Niño have received their livelihood assistance amounting to P1.1 million from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).


DOLE Regional Office No. 12-Sultan Kudarat Field Office Head Arlene R. Bisnon, who led the distribution of livelihood grant, urged the worker-beneficiaries from the municipality of Senator Ninoy Aquino to nurture their own livelihood projects.


“DOLE will not hesitate to provide more funds if we monitor that your livelihood projects are in good standing,” said Bisnon.


The livelihood projects availed by the worker-beneficiaries include kits for dressmaking, vulcanizing, welding, carpentry, coffee grinding, massage therapy, gardening, hair care, balut vending, hog raising, cooking, and food processing.


Through the DILEEP Kabuhayan Program and SPES for tertiary students, DOLE Regional Office No. 12 has allotted a total of P1,395,500.00to the municipality for the implementation of its various programs and projects.


Senator Ninoy Aquino Mayor Randy L. Ecija expressed his gratitude to DOLE for considering them as partners in reaching out to disadvantaged workers in the highlands of the province.


“We assure DOLE that livelihood projects will be monitored to ensure that it will improve the lives of our beneficiaries,” said Ecija.


END/Tim Laderas with a report from Kathleen Turnos
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