MAMBAJAO, Camiguin — Sixty-one years old, Umycco Poblacion beneficiary Magdalena Balacuit received her sari-sari store enhancement with 30 other individuals of this municipality on their P10,000-worth of various livelihood projects under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) during the Labor Day celebration for workers in the informal sector on 13 June 2022 at the Municipal Hall lobby, here.
DOLE-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) Chief Arlyn Z. Bael said the aid was in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mambajao and its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) Kahugpungan Sa Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA).
Bael said projects granted were sari-sari store projects; e-loading businesses; fishing projects; lechon manok projects; and rice retailing projects.
Moreover, Balacuit said, “Malipayon ko kay madugangan na ang puhonan sa akong tindahan. Mao ni ang akong panginabuhian nga ga-tabang nako pag-suporta sa akong pang-adlaw-adlaw nga panginahanglanon ug medical maintenance pina-agi sa ginansya sa akong mga baligya.”
[I am very happy because I was given additional capital for my sari-sari store which is very helpful to defray my everyday expenses on food and medical maintenance.]
Mayor Yñigo Jesus D. Romualdo said, “Salamat sa livelihood grants sa DOLE. Ato gyud ampingan aron mo lambo ang inyong mga nadawat na proyekto para maka-tabang sa ekonomiya. Naa permi ang LGU uban sa DOLE nga andam mu-tabang ninyo pero hangyo lang nga tabangan pud ninyo ang inyong kaugalingon kay among goal nga mu-uswag ang panginabuhian sa Mambajaonon.”
[Thank you DOLE for the livelihood grants. You have to take good care and improve your projects to boost our economy. The LGU with DOLE are always willing to help, but we request to also help yourselves first to reach our goal to improve the livelihood and lives of every Mambajaonon.]
Bael said the beneficiaries were the first batch released under the kabuhayan showcase and was very timely in the celebration of the Labor Day for the informal sector workers, 124th Independence Day; and World Day Against Child Labor.
Likewise, KASAMMA representative Teresita P. Ocaba said, “As part sa among social responsibility, gusto pud mi maka-tabang sa uban nga nanginahanglan sa among serbisyo. Kung sauna ga-bugsay mi pagpanagat, karon ga-bandong name tungod sa tabang sa DOLE. Mao among hangyo nga inyong ipalambo, ampingan ug i-sustain ang mga proyekto nga gihatag sa gobyerno.”
[As your ACP, we are glad to help those in need of our services which is part of our social responsibility. Before, we fished through paddle boats, but through DOLE’s help, we now use mechanized boat or Bandong (big fishing boat). We encourage you to improve, develop and sustain the projects given to you by the government.]
Bael said the next batch of 44 individual projects will be released within the month of June 2022.
The turnover was also supported by PESO Manager Atanacio P. Lusdoc, Jr.
DILEEP contributes to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment or promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.
End/ Jovelyn V. Perez /DOLE-X Camiguin PFO