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DOLE Mis. Occ. provides starter kits to 20 parents of child laborers

 

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental --- Twenty (20) parents of child laborers from different barangays of Oroquieta City received livelihood starter kits worth PhP 20,000.00 each from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) thru its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) on 26 June 2020 at Brgy. Taboc Norte covered court, this city.

 

DOLE, as the lead agency of the Philippine Program against Child Labor and National Child Committee successfully conducted the 2018 and 2019 Profiling of Child Laborers under the Administrative Order No. 142 series of 2018 re: Guidelines on the Profiling of Child Laborers and Provision of Services to remove them from Child Labor as part of the implementation of the five-year Philippine Program against Child Labor in the year 2017-2022.

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo said that the grant was released under the Kabuhayan Program of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) that provides assistance for capacity-building on livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures for the 20 parents of child laborers profiled in the year 2018. Some 10 parent-beneficiaries opted to venture on rice trading project, six are into swine fattening and four into sari-sari Store

 

A mother of a 16-year-old construction worker, Marlyn Manlawe, 38 years old from Purok-6, Mobod, Oroquieta City, expressed how grateful she was of the grant, “Gipa-undang na nko akong anak sa pag-trabaho kay kaning abot nako sa bugas, maka-tabang na sa among gastohonon sa balay. Makapalit na gyud ko ug sud-an pang-adlaw adlaw gikan sa akong halin. Na-salbar pa akong anak sa iyang trabaho na hago, natabangan pa gyud among pamilya kabahin sa pinansiyal na aspeto, mao dako kaayo ko ug pasalamat sa DOLE ug ang mga persona nga galihok niini,” (I let my son stop his work since my earnings from rice business is able to sustain our needs at home. I can now buy food for everyday needs out from my profit. It does not only save my son from the exhausting job he had but also helped our family in the financial aspect, thus, I am very thankful to DOLE and to the personnel who worked behind this.)

 

Another parent-beneficiary, Vanessa Talaogon said that the livelihood project is not only beneficial for the members and the neighborhood needing rice and basic household items like groceries especially at this time of pandemic when they do not have to go to the public market or grocery stores. This project is timely and actually supports the Inter-Agency Task Force directives on health and safety protocols such as: avoiding crowded places, observing physical distancing measures, and wearing of face masks.

 

Further, Oriequieta City Councilor Noel B. Undag, Sr. extended his gratitude to DOLE-X for its continuing support and provision of livelihood financial assistance in developing sustainable enterprises as proactive support to generate income through wage and self-employment.

 

 

 Rodrigo in his message challenged and encouraged the parents of the child laborers to give value and make good use of their profit for them to have sustainable incomes that can support needs of family and to cull out their children from the streets. Parents are potential factors in eliminating child labor by shifting their mindsets knowing a better place for their children, support them to be in school and not on the streets.

 

End/ Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Misamis Occidental PFO

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Observing social distancing as part of health and safety protocols, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO  turns-over DILEEP 20 livelihood starter kits (10 Bigasan Project, 6 Swine Fattening and 4 Sari-Sari Store) to parents of child laborers on 26 June 2020 at Brgy. Taboc Sur, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ.  (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

 

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo (leftmost) together with City Councilors Noel B. Undag and Hon. Aileen Taladua leads the DILEEP turnover of 20 livelihood starter kits (10 Bigasan Project, 6 Swine Fattening and 4 Sari-Sari Store) to parents of child laborers on 26 June 2020 at Brgy. Taboc Sur, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ.  (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

 

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO turns-over DILEEP 20 livelihood starter kits (Sari-Sari Store) to 4 parents of child laborers on 26 June 2020 at Brgy. Taboc Sur, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ.  (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

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2020-08-06
ALBERT E. GUTIB




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