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June 3, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY – Some fifty (50) women and senior citizens from Kawayan, Biliran received one (1) sewing machine each from the Department of Labor and Employment and the local government unit of Kawayan during the turnover ceremony held last May 27, 2020 at the municipal grounds of said municipality.

Present to grace the simple turnover ceremony were Kawayan Mayor Rogelio Espina, DOLE Biliran Field Office Chief Fe Norma Valuis and Senior Labor and Employment Officer, Ms. Imelda Codilan.

Mayor Espina just gave his brief message to the beneficiaries during the event. He reminded them to be grateful of the assistance and exercise proper care in using the equipment. He likewise thanked DOLE for the usual assistance and support to his constituents.

Chief Valuis, representing Director Yahya A. Centi, extends her greetings to the good mayor and the excited beneficiaries. She assured them that DOLE will continue to be of service to the people of Region 8 even in the midst of the global health crisis.

“We would like to assure you that DOLE will continue to deliver our programs and services amid this COVID crisis. Let us help one another and do our part for all of us to survive. I know the equipment you have now will help you cope with the difficult situation we are in now”, said Ms. Valuis.

The said livelihood assistance was granted by DOLE RO VIII and charged against its 2019 DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) funds. The grants, amounting to P600,000.00 were awarded by Director Centi to Mayor Espina during the collaborative meeting of DOLE and the Province of Biliran held last September 2019 in Naval.

It was ensured that social distancing and other COVID-19 health protocols were strictly observed during the release of livelihood aid. (with reports from Imelda M. Codilan)