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P550K livelihood/business projects granted to 25 Mis. Occ.

 

Misamis Occidental --- With the strengthened implementation of its livelihood program, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was able to assist more individuals, particularly those belonging to the informal and marginalized sector.

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo reported that 25 low-income members of Barangay Maular, Aloran LAC Kitchenette Association received financial assistance for Swine Fattening Livelihood Project of PhP 250,000.00 worth of financial assistance from the DOLE Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Misamis Occidental (Mis. Occ.) Provincial Field Office (PFO) on 22 February 2019, Oroquieta City.

 

Upon the approval of DOLE-X Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao, the grant was released under the Kabuhayan Program of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) that provides grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures for the poor and vulnerable workers.

 

Chief Rodrigo said that the approved livelihood project offers self-employment and business opportunities to the members and their families to alleviate their living conditions, reduce poverty and unemployment at the provincial/regional levels and the country in general.

 

The Swine Fattening project of the association is believed to respond to the increasing demand of meat products and attune with the movements/capital turnovers of the industry. The beneficiaries believe that the project is a very profitable undertaking that can help improve the quality of life of every member of the association. For a start-up, the association will procure 50 weanlings/piglets, feeds and medicines that can sustain three to four months swine fattening until reading minimum weight of 60-65 kilograms per head ready for disposal.

 

Association President Emma Aliman expressed her gratitude to the Department for providing financial assistance for their livelihood project emphasizing that they don’t have enough capital to start the said venture.

 

Moreover, Dolipos Bajo Senior Citizen Association with 36 members received their livelihood financial assistance worth PhP 300,000.00 for their Rice Trading Project. Being situated far from the city which limits accessibility of residents to the city for their basic necessities. Hence, selling of rice with minimal yet competitive mark-up will help entice the target market to buy at the proposed store as the beneficiaries projects to sell 265 half sack (25kgs) of rice every three months.

 

According to Chief Rodrigo, the success of the project depends solely on the members’ dedication and skills. The concerted efforts of the elected officers, creation of functional committees and continuing coordination with the Barangay Council as Accredited Co-partner (ACP) of DOLE in the provision of assistance ensure success of this undertaking.

 

“Mapasalamaton mi sa kanunay aning programaha sa DOLE hilabina kami nga mga senior citizens nga wala nay pangita ug naa nay mga maintenance nga tambal kay nahimo kining dakong tabang para sa dugang nga income sa among mga pamilya ug para pud sa mga residente sa among Barangay kay maka-save sila ug dako-dako sa ilang budget kay dili na sila kinahanglan mugasto pa ug dako sa transportation para lang mupalit ug bugas sa downtown. (We are indeed grateful to this program of the DOLE especially for senior citizens like us who none or meager have incomes yet needing maintenance medicines. This is really a big opportunity for us given additional income for our families and as residents of the barangay as well. We will be able to save a lot since we will no longer incur transportation expenses to buy rice from downtown). Association President Victor M. Cahanap emphasized, who ensured efficient and proper business management having delegated responsibilities and tasks of purchasing, selling, auditing and product/stock inventory. Also, members with knowledge in basic management shall be appointed to take charge in the daily business operation.

 

In conclusion, Rodrigo encouraged the beneficiaries to properly manage and appropriately monitor the project for sustainability, in which case, a fund augmentation may be granted by the Department upon careful evaluation and assessment of the project.

 

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

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DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo (2nd from left) hands over the check worth PhP250,000.00 DILEEP livelihood financial assistance to Aloran Municipal Mayor Junipher Roa together with the LAC Kitchenette Association officers of Brgy. Maular, Aloran for their Swine Fattening project on the 22nd of February 2019 at Aloran Municipal Hall, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo (leftmost) orients on livelihood sustainability during the ceremonial turnover of DOLE DILEEP livelihood financial assistance worth PhP 250,000.00 to LAC Kitchenette Association beneficiaries of Brgy. Maular, Aloran for their swine fattening project on the 22nd of February 2019 at Aloran Municipal Hall, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo (3rd from right) leads the ceremonial turnover of DOLE DILEEP livelihood financial assistance worth PhP 300,000.00 as Punong Brgy. Epifania D. Misperos handed over the check to Dolipos Bajo Senior Citizen Association President Victor Chanap for their Rice Trading Project at Brgy. Dolipos Bajo, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ. on the 22nd of February (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo (3rd from right) leads the ceremonial turnover of DOLE DILEEP livelihood financial assistance worth PhP 300,000.00 as Punong Brgy. Epifania D. Misperos handed over the check to Dolipos Bajo Senior Citizen Association President Victor Chanap for their Rice Trading Project at Brgy. Dolipos Bajo, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ. on the 22nd of February (Photo Source: DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)

 

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2019-03-22
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