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P2M BUB integrated DOLE-X livelihood projects distributed to various Malaybalay City beneficiaries

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon --- Some 392 urban women, ambulant vendors, informal sectors and marginalized workers in this city received PhP 2,000,000.00 worth of assistance through the Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) Program for CY 2015 of the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO).  The turnover of the materials as requested in the project proposals on the jigs and kits was on 15 June 2017, simultaneous with the conduct of “Araw ng Malaybalay Jobfair” at Bukidnon State University Auditorium, this city.


The event was attended by the projects’ Accredited Co-Partners (ACPs), the local government officials of Brgy. Kalasungay, and staff.


Engr. Adrian R. Gamboa, City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) Officer-in-Charge, shared, “It has always been the ultimate goal of the city government under the leadership of City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri that majority of the constituents of the city will enjoy a better life.” It was reported on the latest survey that 33% of the total population is below the poverty threshold despite the agricultural programs which were implemented and other economic activities.


“It was our objective to augment family income by engaging livelihood and income generating activities. It is also thru utilizing and improving the skills of the beneficiaries that we can provide them productive and profitable endeavors,” Engr. Gamboa added.


Some 392 beneficiaries of the starter kits included carpentry tools amounting to PhP 256,200.00; tools for mechanics amounting to PhP 280,000.00; manicurist tools, PhP 125,520.00; barber shop tools, PhP 384,000.00; massage therapy kit, PhP 241,200.00; bakery shop tools, PhP 24,000.00; baking tools, PhP 238,500.00, cooking tools, Php 109,200.00; beautician kit, PhP 204,000.00 and laundry tools amounting to PhP 22,500.00. The beneficiaries are from the poor, vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the city, particularly the informal sector workers such as carpenters, beauticians, barbers, bakers, homemade and pastry makers, mechanics and masseurs. The tools and kits may not be producing goods but would surely enhance the application of skills and delivery of services.


DOLE Bukidnon Chief Raul L. Valmores explained that the Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) is a program which seeks to increase people’s access to local service delivery through a demand-driven budget planning process and strengthen government accountability in local public service provision.  The Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) composed of LGUs and Civil Society Organizations representatives identify projects and beneficiaries that will be funded through the required LGU equity-counterpart.


“We are very grateful to Barangay Kalasungay thru its council thru Barangay Captain Rodrigo O. Niere for the assistance in the implementation of these projects. We hope that by through our program, DOLE endeavors to reduce poverty and vulnerability to risks of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers by providing them access to livelihood undertakings will be fulfilled,” Valmores added.


Crisanto T. Datuin, a local baker at P-6, Kulaman, Malaybalay City who received PhP 8,000.00 worth of La Germania compact range and table oven extended his gratefulness as well, “I am very thankful to the local government for they chose me as one of the three recipients of this oven. I am running a bakery and using only a “pugon” in baking. Through this electric oven, I can increase my production of bread, cookies and other delicacies. I am also grateful to the Department of Labor and Employment implementing this project as this business starter kit could support us workers in the countryside.”


End/Reyna L. Tagailo/DOLE-X Buk PFO






Mr. Crisanto T. Datuin (facing front), one of the recipients of the PhP 2M BUB Livelihood Integrated Project and a local baker of Brgy. Kulaman happily receives his baking tool, the La Germania Compact range and table oven on 15 June 2017 at BSU Auditorium, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. (Photo source: DOLE-X Bukidnon PFO)



Some 392 urban women, ambulant vendors, informal sectors and marginalized workers in the City of Malaybalay listen to DOLE-X Bukidnon PFO Chief Raul L. Valmores (standing, background) delivers his opening message during the distribution of tools and kits as part of BUB 2015 amounting to Php 2,000,000.00 on 15 June 2017 at BSU Auditorium, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. (Photo source: DOLE-X Bukidnon PFO)


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