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P13M CY 2019 DILEEP benefits 3,273 Oro beneficiaries

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of PhP 13,004,118.25 DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) grants were released by DOLE-X Cagayan de Oro City Field Office (CDO FO) for calendar year 2019.


Of this amount, DOLE-X CDO FO Chief Ebba B. Acosta said about PhP8,002,900.00 have been disbursed for the provision of emergency employment to 1,228 displaced and disadvantaged workers from the two (2) districts of  CDO. Some ten to 30-day work scope includes road maintenance and de-clogging of canals, tree planting, coastal clean-up, street sweeping and cleaning of public facilities; with each worker receiving PhP 3,650.00 to PhP 10,950.00 as salary, depending on the number of actual days worked.


The 78 individuals who were mostly vulnerable workers of the community like parents of child laborers, persons with disability (PWDs), senior citizens, women, and indigenous persons (IPs) have availed of the DOLE individual starter kits up to PhP 20,000.00 each, summing up to a total of PhP 1,382,824.25.00 in starting their business enterprise. Among the projects given were hog fattening, carpentry services, vegetable gardening, hog raising and breeding, bigasan, ukay-ukay business, rice trading, sari-sari with food eatery, tattoo shop and balut-selling.


PhP 3,618,394.00 accounts for 13-group projects involving 1,967 beneficiaries. Macajalar Wharf Porter’s Association – Federation of Free Workers Multi-purpose Cooperative with 99 members received PhP 270,000.00 for their consumer store project. Another livelihood assistance amounting to PhP 561,000.00 was given to the 1,420 members of the Del Monte Bugo Cannery Union as additional capital for their bakery equipment. Senior citizen group United Elderly Association of Barangay Consolacion with 60 members received PhP 495,000.00 for their project, printing services and school supplies trading.


In consonance with the priority target beneficiaries of DILEEP and Section 36(a) of Republic Act No. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women, three women groups were also extended livelihood assistance. PhP 738,706.00 was extended to Alliance of Two Hearts Conference-Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cagayan de Oro City, Inc. for their consumer store enhancement project. The said project aims to provide additional income to the 65 women who are all Typhoon Sendong victims. Barangay Women’s Development Committee (BWDC) of Barangay 25 and Zone 12D BWDC/Kalipi Bigasan ni Nanay, each received PhP 92,905.00 and PhP 130,000.00 respectively for their Rice Enhancement and Eco-Friendly Bags Making projects.


Responding to Oro’s high demand for ecobags, PWD groups—Hope for Children-Person with Special Needs, Inc. and Person with Disability Lapasan Association were given PhP 151,410.00 and PhP 129,373.00 respectively for their Eco-friendly Bags Making Project. Another PWD group, Parents of Children with Special Needs of Brgy. Carmen were given PhP 150,000.00 for their Consumer Store project.


Likewise, the three farmer groups were also given livelihood assistance by DOLE-X. The Tagpuangi Fisherfolks Association composing of 44 members received PhP 300,000.00 for their bottled bangus and sardines production project while Tuburan Stock Farm Association and Paradise Village Carp beneficiaries Farmers Irrigation Association, Inc, each received PhP 150,000.00 for their general merchandise project and agricultural supplies trading project, respectively.


Moreover, the 2018 Best DOLE-assisted Livelihood Project winner for region 10, Dire Husi, Initiative, Inc., composing of 26 youth-members, received PhP 300,000.00 as enhancement to their printing services project.  


Also, DOLE-X CDO FO has been given a Special Citation for being the most improved DILP (DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program) Implementer for CY 2019 based on quality of documents submitted, fund utilization, compliance to issuances and all other program requirements, during the 2019 DOLE X Programs on Awards and Incentives for Services Excellence (PRAISE) held last December 19, 2019 at the Xavier Estates Sports & Country Club, this city.    


End/Akisa L. Guro-Boriongan/DOLE X-CDO FO




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