DOLE 6 hands over checks to livelihood project proponents

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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-6 released recently two checks to proponents of livelihood project in the province of Iloilo.

The first check for P820,000 was released to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Barangay Poblacion, New Lucena town for the Fabricated Trisikad Project which aims to benefit 82 beneficiaries comprised of self-employed farmers, working poor, and the youth.

The amount was DOLE’s share in the project while the proponent-barangay, as well as the beneficiaries, put up P219,600 as equity for the project with a total cost of P1,042,000.

This project aims to augment the income of the beneficiaries while improving the means of transportation in the community.

The punong barangay of Poblacion, New Lucena thanked DOLE-6 for the help to his constituents.

On the other hand, another check for P1 million was released to the Iloilo Pepsi-Cola Workers Independent Union (IPWIU), the workers’ organization of Pepsi-Cola Products’ Phils., Inc., for its Rice Retailing Project.

The amount was DOLE’s share to the project which aims to augment the incomes of 88 union-members and to generate employment to their families.

DOLE Region 6 has approved and funded a total of 332 livelihood projects in 2017 for both continuing and current appropriations, 89 under the kabuhayan program while 243 under the Tulong Alalay sa Ating Disadvantaged or Displaced workers (TUPAD) or emergency employment program, benefiting a total of 23,144 displaced or disadvantaged workers.

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