DOLE urges informal sector workers to avail of livelihood aid

Date Posted: July 12th, 2018 06:59 AM

News Release

Department of Labor and Employment

13 May 2018

 

DOLE urges informal sector workers to avail of livelihood aid

 

Cebu City, Philippines. Farmers, fisher folks, drivers, vendors, unpaid family members, and other workers who belong to the most vulnerable sector can avail of financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment to transition them from informal to the formal economy.

 

This was emphasized by DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod as he encouraged qualified workers to avail of DOLE’s Kabuhayan program, which is one of the components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), during the recent Labor Day celebration for the Informal Sector Workers.

 

DOLE’s Kabuhayan program enables the workers to build a viable employment option through income-generating livelihood activities.

 

Atty. Ma. Karina P. Trayvilla, Director of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), added that the DOLE could grant livelihood assistance to workers in the informal economy under two categories – group and individual projects.

 

For group projects, an organization with 15 to 25 members could avail of a maximum financial assistance of PHP250,000.00.

 

An organization composed of 26 to 50 members could avail up to PHP500,000.00; while an organization composed of more than 50 members could be granted a maximum assistance of PHP1,000,000.00.

 

Atty. Trayvilla said that for group projects, an organization with 15 to 25 members could avail of a maximum financial assistance of PHP250,000.00. An organization composed of 26 to 50 members could avail up to PHP500,000.00; while an organization composed of more than 50 members could be granted a maximum assistance of PHP1,000,000.00.

 

Under individual projects, workers can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart) up to PHP20,000.00.

 

Assistant Secretary Ma. Gloria A. Tango also urged the Labor Day for Informal Sector participants to work hand-in-hand with the Department in attaining inclusive growth.

 

Eligible beneficiaries of the DOLE’s Kabuhayan Program include those who are self-employed with insufficient income; marginalized and landless farmers; marginalized fisherfolks; unpaid family members; women and youth; low/minimum wage earners and seasonal workers; workers displaced or to be displaced as a result of natural disasters or closure of establishments, retrenched and terminate workers; persons with disability (PWDs); senior citizens; indigenous people; parents or guardians of child laborers; rebel returnees; and victims of armed conflict.

 

The national celebration of Labor Day for Information Sectors in Cebu gathered more than 300 attendees coming from the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Alliance of Workers in the Informal Sector (ALLWIES) and several other workers’ associations.

 

END/LSenarlo-Taniza

 

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Tulong pangkabuhayan, gamitin ng mga manggagawa sa informal sector - DOLE

 

Cebu City, Philippines. Hinikayat ngayon ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang mga magsasaka, mangingisda, tindero, at iba pang manggagawa na nasa informal sector na kumuha ng tulong pangkabuhayan upang mailipat sila sa pormal na ekonomiya.

 

Binigyang diin ito ni DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod kasabay ng paghimok niya sa mga kuwalipikadong manggagawa na kumuha ng ‘Kabuhayan Program’ ng DOLE na pangunahing kategorya sa DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), sa ginanap na pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Paggawa para sa mga manggagawa sa Informal Sector.

 

Ang programang pangkabuhayan ng DOLE ay nagbibigay oportunidad sa mga manggagawa na bumuo ng sariling negosyo sa pamamagitan ng ‘income-generating livelihood activities.’

 

Dagdag pa ni Atty. Ma. Karina P. Trayvilla, Direktor ng Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), maaaring mabigyan ng DOLE ng tulong pangkabuhayan ang mga manggagawa sa informal sector sa ilalim ng dalawang kategorya – group at individual project.

 

Para sa group project, maaaring makakuha ng PHP250,000.00 na pinansyal na tulong ang organisasyon na may nasa 15 hanggang 25 miyembro.

 

Ang organisasyon naman na mayroong 26 hanggang 50 miyembro ay maaaring makakuha ng halagang aabot sa PHP500,000.00; habang ang asosasyon na may higit sa 50 miyembro ay maaaring mabigyan ng tulong na aabot sa PHP1,000,000.00. Ayon pa kay Atty. Trayvilla, sa ilalim naman ng individual project, ang mga manggagawa ay maaaring mabigyan ng Starter Kit o Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart) ng hanggang PHP20,000.00.

 

Hinikayat rin ni Assistant Secretary Ma. Gloria A. Tango ang mga lumahok sa Labor Day para sa Informal Sector na tulungan ang kagawaran upang makamit ang tuwirang pag-unlad ng bansa.

 

Ang mga kuwalipikadong benepisyaryo ng Kabuhayan program ng DOLE ay ang mga self-employed subalit hindi sapat ang kita; marginalized at landless farmer; marginalized fisher folks; unpaid family member; kababaihan at kabataan; low/minimum wage earner at seasonal na manggagawa; mga displaced na manggagawa o mawawalan pa lamang ng trabaho dahil sa resulta ng natural disaster o pagsasara ng establisimento, retrenched at na-terminate na manggagawa; persons with disability (PWDs); senior citizens; indigenous people; mga magulang o guardian ng child laborer; rebel returnees; at mga biktima ng armed conflict.

 

Ang pambansang pagdiriwang ng Labor Day para sa Informal Sector sa Cebu ay nilahukan ng higit sa 300 katao mula sa National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Alliance of Workers in the Informal Sector (ALLWIES) at mula sa iba pang asosasyon ng mga manggagawa.

 

END/LSenarlo-Taniza/ Paul Ang

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