Iligan City — Anent the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE-X) announcement on 2022 Kabuhayan Awards, its Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office (LDN PFO) received the highest recognition on their documented successful stories as Best Livelihood Video Documentation from DOLE assisted livelihood projects on 27 May 2022, at the New Coast Hotel, Malate, Manila.

DOLE-X LDN PFO OIC-Chief lawyer Safrali S. Cabili said DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) project on Merkado sa PAWFED’s (Paglingkawas Women Federation) video documentation on “Paglingkawas sa Atong Tupad (Freedom in Our Midst): The Story of PAWFED” under the group category and Neneng’s Buko Pie’s “Sweet Slice of Success (The Story of Neneng’s Buko Pie)” under the individual category were national champions as the Best Livelihood Video Documentation.

Moreover, Cabili said Merkado sa PAWFED project was also recognized as third place on Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project and Neneng’s Buko Pie as top five of the same award.

The DOLE Kabuhayan Awards is a yearly event that recognizes exceptional performance in the implementation of DILP and the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD). It also acknowledges the contributions of the partners, as well as the DOLE regional offices and their livelihood focal persons, for their contributions to the DILP or Kabuhayan Program implementation.

“Wala gyud ko katoo ug kami sa Paglingkawas nga makakuha mi ug award kay gamay baya kaayo mi. Nalipay mi ug maayo ug hangtud karon dili mi maka-tuo pa maong dako kaayo ang among pasalamat sa DOLE hilabi na kang Ma’am Criste [Perfecto] ug Atty. Safrali Cabili.  Wala mi naabot sa region ug makakuha ug award karon kung wala ang inyong grabe ka dako nga supporta,” Merkado sa PAWFED and Neneng’s Buko Pie Accredited Co-Partner Blenda M. Desierto said.

[We still cannot believe that Paglingkawas received an award for we are only a small (group). We are very happy and until now we still cannot believe this is why we are very grateful for DOLE-X’s assistance especially Ma’am Criste (Perfecto) and Atty. Safrali Cabili. We would not have reached this far if not for your utmost support.]

DOLE Secretary Silvestro H. Bello III handed the awards to DOLE-X Regional Director Albert E. Gutib and Cabili with the other distinguished DOLE-X staff.

End/Sittie Ayna M. Andig with additional reports form Najirah Lawi/DOLE-X LDN PFO