DOLE RO8 provides
sewing machines to women, senior citizens in Kawayan, Biliran
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
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
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.
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)