DOLE awards P1-M livelihood assistance in Mauban

CALAMBA CITY, Mar. 24 (PIA) - Labor officers in Quezon province are optimistic that lasting peace and development will soon be achieved in the province with its provision of various assistance to marginalized groups and individuals in areas infiltrated by Communist-Terrorist Groups (CTGs). 

Last March 22, the Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office (DOLE-Quezon) turned over P1-million worth of passenger boats, bigasan package, and food processing items to the Municipal Government of Mauban, in a bid to provide livelihood opportunities in barangays through the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP). 

“We committed ourselves and our efforts into this significant undertaking in furtherance of the national government’s massive campaign for sustainable development of the rural areas especially in barangays impoverished by the presence of the CTGs,” said DOLE Quezon Provincial Head Edwin Hernandez, expressing his hopes that the projects will help affected communities to rebuild. 

Underscoring the importance of the strong partnership between the national and local government, Mayor Marita Llamas assured her constituents that the local government will continue to assist the vulnerable sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I hope that these livelihood undertakings will grow and become sustainable even after the end of this pandemic,” she added.

Among the approved projects of the beneficiaries include the Bigasan Package to Cagsiay III Farmers Association with 25 members; Banana Vinegar and Dried Fish Production to Samahan para sa Agrikultura, Turismo, Sining at Kultura ng mga Dumagat ng Sitio Dakil, Cagsiay III with 25 members; and passenger boats to Cagsiay III Sea Transport Association with 50 members.

“Maraming maraming salamat po sa DOLE sa pagbibigay ninyo sa amin ng kabuhayan. Makakaasa po kayo na amin itong papalaguin upang makadagdag sa aming gastusin sa araw-araw,” said Norma Asis, one of the beneficiaries of the bigasan package from DOLE-Quezon. 

As the primary agency tasked to promote employment opportunities in the country, DOLE is seeking to pursue the goals and objectives of EO 70 by bringing its programs and services closer to the people and allowing them to actively participate in governance and community pursuits that affect them.

The awarding of livelihood projects was graced by DOLE Quezon Provincial Head Edwin T. Hernandez, Mauban Mayor Marita T. Llamas, Mauban Vice Mayor Marivel M. Trinidad, LTCOL Edward F. Canlas of the 59th Infantry Battalion, Cagsiay III Brgy. Captain Alexander Buenavides, Mauban PESO Manager Mayanne Unlayoa, Mauban Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Milagros Rosal and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Mauban. (PB/DOLE 4-A) 



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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