collaborates with Biliran, 1.6M livelihood aid awarded
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
October 23, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – To
bring the programs and services of the Department of Labor and
Employment closer to its clients and stakeholders, a collaborative
meeting, this time with the congressional district of Biliran, was
conducted by DOLE Regional Office VIII last September 30, 2019 at
A.R. Hotel in Naval, Biliran.
Regional Director Yahya A.
Centi, whom the idea of the strategic meeting came from, was very
determined to have the local chief executives and stakeholders of
the lone district of Biliran as strong partners in the
implementation of DOLE programs and services.
In his message, Director
Centi highlighted the purpose of the activity and thanked Governor
Rogelio J. Espina the officials for their positive response.
“This activity is aimed at
establishing and maintaining a strong and reliable partnership with
our LCEs, all for the welfare of our dear constituents here in
Biliran. That’s why I am overwhelmed with the response from Governor
Espina and the different municipal mayors”, said Director Centi.
The meeting was attended
by twenty two (22) officials from the Province of Biliran and
seventeen (17) from the DOLE’s side including the head of the
different member agencies of the DOLE-Regional Coordinating Council.
One of the highlights of
the one-day meeting was the release of two (2) livelihood checks
amounting to P1,675,000 for the two livelihood projects of
LGU-Kawayan namely: (1) Provision of Motorboat Engines in support to
Fishermen’s livelihood, and (2) Provision of Sewing Machines in
support to Women and Senior Citizens' livelihood.
Governor Rogelio J. Espina,
M.D., was pleasantly surprised with the provision of livelihood
assistance and expressed his gratitude to DOLE.
“Let me express my
profound thanks to DOLE for being steady in helping our
constituents. This is the kind of partnership we want here in the
province of Biliran, one with solid evidence of words transformed
into actions”, said the good governor.
Presentation of the
different programs and services of the DOLE-RCC agencies followed
which was capped with an open forum.