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Over P800-K in livelihood, salaries released to farmers, emergency workers

The Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office No. I has released P849,723 in total assistance to 140 residents of Sudipen and City of San Fernando, La Union under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).  

Some 33 farm workers and youth in the town of Sudipen were the recipients of P400,323 worth of Kabuhayan Starter Kit (KSK) to help them venture into self-employment activities.  The beneficiaries are holders of National Certificate I (NC I) on Steel/Metalcraft Fabrication and Shielded Metal Arc Welding issued by the TESDA after successfully completing their training on March 1-22, 2017 and passing the assessment administered by the said agency. 

The check was handed to Mayor Alexander Boquing by Agnes Aguinaldo, Head of the DOLE-La Union Field Office, and Honorina Baga, Head of the DOLE-Technical Support Services Division, on August 17, 2017.  Witnessing the event were the Sangguniang Bayan members and Department Heads.  The local government unit provided P100,162 counterpart assistance for the training comprising the materials, meals and snacks and trainer’s costs and GSIS insurance of the beneficiaries. 

DOLE-RO I Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said the KSK is a package of services consisting of vocational-technical training, provision of productive resources in the form of livelihood tools and jigs that can be used by the beneficiaries and enrolment in social protection services of the GSIS. 

“Our aim is to provide our beneficiaries with additional source of income to help uplift their living conditions,” the Regional Director said. 

The DILEEP is an anti-poverty and employment creation strategy of the DOLE, he told.

The tools given to the beneficiaries include portable welding machine, portable welding grinder, hacksaw, hacksaw blade, chipping hammer, welding apron, welding mask, welding globes, electrode holder, among others. 

On the other hand, 107 Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) workers in the City of San Fernando received their salaries totaling P449,400 on August 9.  

Each worker was paid P4,200 for working for 15 days, or from July 10 to July 26, 2017, in community infrastructure projects such as road clearing and declogging of canals. 


The workers were also provided with PPEs such as rubber boots, buri hats and long-sleeved shirts bearing the DOLE logo.  The City of San Fernando shouldered the workers’ group insurance for a period of one year.  END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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