450K livelihood grants to Tacloban City
December 6, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII has released
a total of P450,000.00 livelihood assistance to the local government
unit of Tacloban which benefited thirty (30) small-time
entrepreneurs and pedicab drivers coming from different barangays of
The P450K grants was the
sum of the two approved livelihood projects funded under the DOLE
Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) namely “Small-Scale Resilient
Informal Entrepreneurs” and “Resilient Pedicab Drivers of Tacloban
Thirteen (13) drivers
received their own pedicabs last October 20, 2018 personally awarded
by no less than DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and DOLE-8
Director Yahya A. Centi during the Inauguration of the
newly-renovated DOLE building.
Secretary Bello recognized
the efforts of DOLE RO8 as well as its partner, the LGU Tacloban
City thru its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) for being
facilitative and active in providing livelihood to the deserving
Mr. Danilo Pido, one of
the recipients of pedicab units, was very happy to finally have his
own pedicab as his primary source of income.
“This pedicab will be very
helpful not just to me but for my family. I am thankful to DOLE and
LGU-Tacloban for giving me this blessing. Rest assured that I will
take care of this pedicab.” Pido said (in Waray-waray dialect).
Meanwhile, the nego-cart
units were awarded to some seventeen (17) food vendors last November
29, 2018 during a simple turnover ceremony held at Tacloban City
Hall Lobby graced by DOLE-8 Assistant Regional Director Atty.
Cecilio I. Baleña and Tacloban City PESO Manager, Ms. Emilia Cruz.
Atty. Baleña congratulated
all the deserving beneficiaries for their new nego-carts and advised
them to give due care to the units.
“DOLE is here to help you
have better lives through our livelihood program. Our request is for
you to give due care to the nego-cart so that it will really serve
its purpose which is to help you earn your own income”, said Atty.
Baleña during the turnover ceremony.
DOLE Integrated Livelihood
Program is DOLE’s contribution to the government’s agenda of
inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial
poverty reduction. The program seeks to reduce the vulnerability to
risks of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers by providing
them access to a grant assistance for capacity-building on
livelihood ventures either for individual or group undertakings.