grants for farmers, PWDs in MacArthur, Leyte
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO,
June 27, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – A
total of P2,962,250.00 livelihood funds were released by the
Department of Labor and Employment to the local government unit of
MacArthur, Leyte during the 2nd Quarter North Leyte PESO Managers
Meeting last June 20, 2019 at the ABC Hall, LGU Compound, MacArthur,
Present during the simple
turnover of livelihood checks are Ms. Bernardita Navarra, DOLE North
Leyte Field Office Head, Hon. Rene Leria, Mayor of LGU MacArthur,
and Ms. Fedelina Pica, PESO Manager of MacArhur, Leyte.
Representatives of recipient associations were likewise present to
witness the awarding of checks.
The said amount will be
benefiting forty-three (43) persons with disabilities (PWDs) and one
hundred forty-one (141) farmers from MacArthur, Leyte.
Mayor Leria was delighted
during the turnover and expressed his sincerest thanks to DOLE. He
said, “In behalf of LGU-MacArthur, I would like to extend my
heartfelt gratitude to DOLE for these funds. I am sure these funds
will go a long way for our deserving beneficiaries”.
Ms. Navarra on the other
hand said that DOLE will always be ready to extend assistance
because it is one of the reasons why it exists. She likewise
reminded the beneficiaries to be good stewards of their livelihood
“We are doing the best we
can so we’ll be able to be of service to you because that is why we
are here as a government agency. I just want to urge our
beneficiaries to really be united in handling your livelihood
projects for your own benefit too”, said Ms. Navarra.
Breakdown of approved
projects are as follows: Photocopying Center Project of the
MacArthur Persons with Disability Association amounting to
P463,200.00; Poultry Farming and Chicken Egg Production of the
Lanawan Farmers Association amounting to P499,050.00; and Provision
of 4-wheel Drive Tractors of General Luna Integrated Farmers
Association and LIDAROIMMA Irrigators Association amounting to