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DOLE-RO I named among the best in livelihood sustainability efforts


The DOLE-Regional Office I was named among the top three best performing regions in the implementation of the DOLE Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF). 

Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra received the award from Acting Secretary Renato L. Ebarle during the 2019 Kabuhayan Awards held at the Manila Prince Hotel on May 27.  He was joined by Teresa Bonavente, Head of the Technical Support Services Division; Fresnaida Gundan, DOLE-Ilocos Norte Field Office Head; Bernadette May Mamitag, DOLE-Western Pangasinan FO Head; Barbara Macabiog, Regional Livelihood Program Focal Person; Mary Jane Hufano, Livelihood Program Focal Person for DOLE-Eastern Pangasinan FO and Region I nominees for the group and individual livelihood awards. 

The DOLE-RO I was cited for its significant efforts in providing technical support services and other interventions to the beneficiaries of the demonstration projects enrolled under the DOLE SLF.  

The SLF is a five-year strategy started in 2015 which aims to facilitate the transition of livelihood projects of DILP beneficiaries into sustainable and competitive enterprises.  Under the SLF, the enrolled or demonstration projects will be given interventions that will help enhance their organizational maturity; increase their access to productive resources such as training, capital, credit and technology; and make them compliant with business and labor standards. 

Among the demonstration projects are: Bacarra OFW Association; Bacarra Group of Horticulturists, Inc.; Mumulaan Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative; Catuguing Palayamanan 4H Club; Kababaihan at Kabataan ng Maynganay Norte Association; Gregorio del Pilar Tirad Pass Food Processors Association; Bileg ti Mannalon ti Namnama Farmers Association; Brgy. Cabaroan Tapey Association; Tupig Makers Association of Balungao; ECLTI Beneficiaries Association of Pangasinan; MARESMA Women’s Cooperative; Artacho Farmers’ Association; Cardiz Farmers Association; Libbo Farmers’ Association; Josiah Youth Movement; Aliguas Blacksmith Workers’ Association; Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Dagupan; Pulok Abante Sagur Association; Bolinao Binungey Vendors Association, and Golden Sewers Association. 

On the other hand, Ms. Macabiog clinched the third place in the Best Performing Livelihood Focal at the regional level. 

“My sincerest congratulations to all our staff and stakeholders who have been working hard to transform our small livelihood projects into sustainable enterprises,” Director Lacambra said. 

He said the sustainability of DOLE-assisted livelihood projects ensures continued employment and higher income among beneficiaries. 

“This recognition should serve as reason for Region I to build on its gains in serving our underprivileged informal sector workers,” the Regional Director said.  END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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