Cagayan de Oro City — Twenty parents of child laborers, seven individual and 79 members of two association-groups of the city’s informal sector got P1,240,000 worth of livelihood projects under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE-X) Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) on 2 November 2022 at Trinidad Building parking area, here.

DOLE-X Cagayan de Oro Field Office (CDO FO) Chief Emmanuel Toledo said each of the parents of child laborers got P500,000 worth of Bikecination Projects; P140,000 worth of various livelihood starter kits for the individual beneficiaries, like sari-sari store (three individuals), bigasan (three), and auto repair shop (one).

Moreover, Toledo said 34 members of Supreme Bayanihan Association thru President Algwen S. Ligtas got P300,000 livelihood grant for their project on bread pastries and other products. Also, the 35 members of Dynamic Kagayanon Association thru President Jorge B. Cinco received P300,000 worth of aid for their dressed chicken project.

Toledo said the turnover was in coordination with the city’s Job Placement Bureau – Public Employment Service Office (JPB-PESO) representative Redosendo Israel and the Balubal Integrated Social Forestry Farmers Association (BISFFA) President Crispin M. Bactong as the Accredited Co-Partner (ACP).

DILP seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment. The program also promotes entrepreneurship and community enterprises aimed to improve the living conditions of the constituents.

A special project under DILP, a set of the DOLE Bikecination Project comprises a mountain bike with water bottle; training kits; bicycle signal light; helmet; body pads; rear bike rack; reflectorized vest; raincoat; cellphone; load; mobile sim pack; face mask; face shield; jacket; bike gloves and tarpaulin and goes with Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) from GSIS good for a one-year coverage. The program is a tool intended for the informal sector that provides assistance to workers who have been displaced from work due to the COVID-19 pandemic aimed to recover the economy and employment of the region/country through inclusive participation of sectors, LGUs and the general public.

ACPs are referred as program partners of DOLE responsible for the direct delivery of services to the target beneficiary. They are the workers’ organizations, other non-profit peoples’ organizations, non-government organizations and other institutions that pass the accreditation requirements of the DOLE.

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Department of Labor and Employment-X – Cagayan de Oro City Field Office Chief
Emmanuel G. Toledo (2 nd from right) distributes one set of Bikecination Project to one of the
the parents of child laborer during the turnover on 2 November 2022 at the Trinidad Building
Parking Area, Corrales Avenue-Yacapin Street, Cagayan de Oro City . (Photos by:
CKMU/DOLE-X CDO FO)

Department of Labor and Employment-X – Cagayan de Oro City Field Office Chief
Emmanuel G. Toledo (4th from right) distributes the products and equipment to the members
of Supreme Bayanihan Association for the bread pastries and other products project during
the turnover on 2 November 2022 at the Trinidad Building Parking Area, Corrales Avenue-
Yacapin Street, Cagayan de Oro City . (Photos by: CKMU/DOLE-X CDO FO)