informal sector workers in Sogod get P4.3M livelihood aid
Norma Rae Costimiano,
July 17, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII through its
Southern Leyte Field Office has successfully awarded livelihood
assistance to some three hundred forty skilled and informal sector
workers from six barangays of Sogod last 27 June 2019 at Sogod
Gymnasium, Sogod, Southern Leyte.
The amount of livelihood
projects awarded during the turnover ceremony totaled to
P4,357,135.00 charged under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP)
funds of the regional office.
The approved livelihood
projects under the said funding include the following: Rice
Production Tractor with Machine Thresher and Blower amounting to
P200,000; Abante San Jose Para sa Kauswagan amounting to P967,430;
Micro Livelihood Project for Skilled Workers of Barangay Pandan
amounting to 782,585; Dugang Negosyong Panginabuhian para sa
Concepcion I amounting to P284,970; Starter Kits para sa Proyektong
Panginabuhian sa Barangay San Roque amounting to 1,065,050;
Sustainable Livelihood Development Project of Barangay Milagroso
amounting to 447,905; and Micro Livelihood Project of Barangay Rizal
amounting to P609,195.
Different tools, equipment
and materials were released to the beneficiaries for the
implementation of the micro livelihood and diversified projects
which include Dressmaking, Vulcanizing, Welding, Mini Carenderia,
Haircutting & Cosmetology, Barber Shop, Dried Fish Vending, Fruits &
Vegetables Vending, Painting Services and Rice Production, among
Present to grace the
significant occasion were Atty. Cecilio I. Baleña, DOLE RO VIII OIC-Assistant
Regional Director, Ms. Marites Z. Viñas, DOLE-SLFO Head, Honorable
Jose Ramil Golo, Vice-Mayor of Sogod and Ms. Velma O. Duguil, Sogod
Also in attendance to
witness the simple ceremony were the chairpersons of the recipient
barangays, namely: Jeffrex R. Gan of Brgy. San Jose, Reynaldo A.
Paloguer of Brgy. Pandan, Lyn T. Guias of Brgy. Concepcion I,
Adelina P. Tadtad of Brgy. San Roque, Antonio S. Tagoon of Brgy.
Milagroso and Corneila M. Telin of Brgy. Rizal.
Atty. Baleña in his
message happily congratulated all the beneficiaries for their
starter kits. He likewise thanked the local government unit of Sogod
for being an active partner of DOLE RO VIII in delivering its
employment and livelihood programs in the municipality.
“Allow me to congratulate
all our beneficiaries for their new sources of income. I hope you
will do your best to be successful in your respective businesses.
And of course to our officials of LGU-Sogod, thank you for always
being supportive to our programs especially our livelihood program”,
said Atty. Baleña.
Vice-Mayor Golo in
response thanked DOLE RO VIII for all the help it extends to the
“We are so blessed to have
DOLE as our strong partner in uplifting the lives of our
constituents here in Sogod. These livelihood assistance that our
workers received is a proof of how serious our government is in
serving the people especially those in need”, Hon. Golo said.
All the beneficiaries
present were happy and elated after receiving the livelihood aid.
The smiles on their faces were beaming, a sign of new hope and
determination to live better lives.
The six recipient
barangays were all first timers in availing livelihood assistance
from DOLE RO VIII.