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DOLE-X grants P6M livelihood projects; uplifts economic activity to 406 Bukidnon parents of child la

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X), through its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO) granted livelihood Starter Kit projects worth P6,090,000.00 to some 406 parents/guardians of child laborers, this province. The projects aim to augment their income and prevent their children of engaging in hazardous jobs and instead go to school.

 

DOLE-X Buk PFO Chief Raul L. Valmores said the office has profiled some 5,689 children at risk or exposed to hazardous work in Bukidnon this year.  The profiling is under the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) of the Department, which aims to remove the children from child labor particularly in its worst forms. The parents of the said profiled children are then provided with livelihood interventions from DOLE and also referred for skills trainings to TESDA.

 

Moreover, one of the parent-beneficiary Rodajem Juban, a mother of three and whose 13-year-old child served as a dishwasher for a local karinderya, was one of the beneficiaries granted with the hog raising livelihood project worth PhP 15,000.00.

 

Juban said, “Ever since my husband got incarcerated, I have been the breadwinner of my family. The earnings from my project helped me pay the water and electricity bills, and my children’s school fees and needs.”

 

Juban mentioned that the lack of income to sustain the daily needs of the family urged her children to work just to be able to eat three times a day. She used to sell kakanin in their barangay, but due to localized lockdowns and limited mobility brought about by the pandemic, her means of livelihood for the family was stopped.

 

“But right now, I just sold five of my grown pigs and bought five piglets for another cycle. Truly, words are not enough to explain how DOLE has helped my family survive this pandemic. I am just forever grateful to God and DOLE for helping me in the lowest days of my life,” Juban said.

 

Likewise, Valmores said, “Aside from livelihood projects, the 1,277 children received school supplies from Project Angel Tree, also a DOLE program in partnership with Child Fund Philippines. Also, 55 parents were endorsed for skills training to TESDA. This is part of DOLE’s commitment and response to the mandate of eliminating or preventing child labor.”

 

The Starter Kit is an individual livelihood project under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program that provides the working poor an additional income or alternative employment by granting tools, jigs, equipment, and/or materials to the identified beneficiary based from his/her proposed project.

 

End/Mark Anthony J. Combong/LEO III/DOLE-X/Bukidnon Provincial Field Office

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DOLE-X Starter Kit Livelihood Program parent-beneficiary Rodajem Juban feeds her piglets from the

DOLE grant received from DOLE. She received a working capital worth P15,000.00 for her Hog

Raising Starter Kit Project from DOLE-X - Buk PFO under the DILEEP. The DILEEP Starter Kit

provides the working poor an additional income or alternative employment through provision of tools,

jigs, equipment, and/or raw materials. (Photo source: DOLE-X/Bukidnon PFO)

 

 

One the 30 Parents of Child Laborers from Maramag, Bukidnon receives her Goat Raising Project

worth P15,000.00 from DOLE-X thru its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office under the DOLE Integrated

Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP). The DILEEP Starter Kit provides the working

poor an additional income or alternative employment through provision of tools, jigs, equipment,

and/or raw materials. (Photo source: DOLE-X/Bukidnon PFO)

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2021-11-15
ALBERT E. GUTIB




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