MAMBAJAO, Camiguin — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) – Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) thru the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Caravan, promoted the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) to the poor constituents of Barangay Cabuan, Guinsiliban on 31 May 2022, this province.

DOLE-X Cam PFO Chief Arlyn Z. Bael said the caravan with the support of national line agencies, provided basic social and medical services to the urban poor community especially the senior citizens, Persons-With-Disabilities (PWDs) and vulnerable children. Guinsiliban as the sixth class municipality has the lowest economic growth and lesser social welfare productivity in the province, hence Barangay Cabuan’s small community was chosen as the recipient to boost its economic growth especially among its constituents.

Bael said a total of 13 individuals were interested to avail the Kabuhayan program with a maximum assistance of PhP 30,000. The Cam PFO Provincial Project Management Team (PPMT) submitted the proposals on hog raising, sari-sari store, and fishing projects and are now subject for approval at the regional level.

PCUP Commissioner Romeo H. Jandugan and PCUP Chief of Operations for Mindanao Region lawyer Ferdinand C. Iman spearheaded the caravan in partnership with Provincial Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, with Guinsiliban Mayor Helenio N. Abecia and Cabuan Punong Barangay Rando Waminal.

Romualdo said, “One of my common goals for the province is for my constituents to progress in life. Bringing government services closer to the people is key to progress. Always remember that progress starts within like a seed, and the government takes part to cultivate – water and nurture that seed of opportunity for an inclusive growth.”

DILEEP contributes to poverty reduction and reduces the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment or promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers and the underemployed poor for a minimum of 10 days but not to exceed 90 days, depending on the nature of work.

The event was anchored on the theme, “Pinagsama-samang Serbisyo, Para sa Tao!”


End/ Jovelyn V. Perez with additional reports of Honie Jean B. Castaños/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO