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DOLE-RO I awards P900-K livelihood assistance to 147 marginalized workers in Bauang, La Union

Some 147 marginalized workers in Bauang, La Union received P956,000 worth of livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office I on July 19 as the agency continues to pursue its decent work agenda of the present administration. 

DOLE-RO I Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra handed over the check to Mayor Eulogio Clarence Martin De Guzman III on the occasion of the latter’s State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) at the town’s barangay Acao. 

Director Lacambra said out of the total assistance, P591,000  will be used to fund the farm equipment project of 102 landless farmer-members of Urayong and San Agustin Farmers Associations.  The remaining P365,000 is intended for the Kabuhayan Starter Kit (KSK) projects of 25 Dressmaking and 20 Hilot Wellness Massage graduates. 

Farm equipment such as hand tractor, trailer, water pump and rice mill will be provided to the farmers, while manual sewing machines and massage kits will be given to the KSK beneficiaries. 

The local government unit of Bauang will shoulder the total amount of P239,114 for the farm equipment housing materials, training expenses and micro insurance of beneficiaries. 

“Our livelihood program aims to ensure comprehensive development in our society through the provision of income-generating activities and employment creation among our marginalized workers in the informal sector,” he said. 

The Regional Director said one of the priorities under the DOLE’s decent work agenda is addressing the persistent problems of unemployment and underemployment through the creation of sustainable livelihood. 

“Aside from employment, the beneficiaries are also given greater access to various government programs and social protection to shield them from poverty and vulnerability,” Director Lacambra said.   END/ Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez



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