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Oroquieta Brgy. Dolipos Alto beneficiaries

Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental --- Through the government’s aim to improve the implementation of its livelihood program, the Department of Labor and Employment was able to assist more individuals, prioritizing those in the informal sector.


Some 30 low-income members of Barangay Dolipos Alto Women’s Association (DAWA) received the grant for Rice Trading Livelihood Project in the amount of PhP 200,000.00 worth of livelihood financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Misamis Occidental (Mis. Occ.) Provincial Field Office (PFO) on the 1st of March 2019, in this city.


DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo said that the grant is under the Kabuhayan Program of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) that provides assistance in the form of grants for capacity-building on livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures for the vulnerable and marginalized workers. Rodrigo explained that the success of the project depends solely on the member’s dedication and skills. Thus, the management staff must undergo basic training on business management and operation as well as leadership, values formation, and simplified bookkeeping.


As outlined in the project proposal, all rice stocks shall be purchased in bulk or by volume in order to avail discounted price with free-delivery from the supplier. However, for credit payments, the association may grant with corresponding price adjustment to generate more income but subject to the existing policy and guidelines they adopted.


According to Association President Medy A. Calot, there will be a division of labor among the members such as in the purchasing, selling and retailing, bookkeeping, auditing and inventory. For members with knowledge in basic management, they shall take charge in the daily business operations.


For the most part, Calot in behalf of the association was very much grateful to DOLE for providing the assistance that will eventually augment the income of the members. She also clarified that there project is a very profitable business since it involves selling of human’s basic need as she said, “Safe to say, rice consumption is a never-ending process and income is ensured in this type of endeavor.”


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





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