February 3, 2023

TABUK CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment has awarded P3,721,487 worth of livelihood package under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) in the province.
DOLE-Kalinga head Avelina Manganip said the assistance was given to  eight organizations and seven individuals benefiting 582 people in the barangays Apatan and Asibanglan in Pinukpuk municipality,  New Tanglag in Lubuagan, Pantikian in Balbalan, Dangtalan in Pasil; and Bulanao, Laya West and Magnao of Tabuk City.
Under the DILEEP, DOLE usually awards the fund aid to the barangay local government unit of beneficiaries, which is responsible in the procurement of the goods and items to be distributed to beneficiaries as contained in the memorandum of agreement.
Beneficiaries receive the assistance in the form of P20,000-worth of goods and items, instead of cash.
Accredited co-partners must strictly comply with government audit rules in the procurement and must submit on time proper liquidation of the funds.
DOLE suspends future releases of DILEEP aid to barangays with pending liquidations, thus preventing new applicants from receiving the assistance.
Manganip called on the recipients to properly comply with the conditions in the MOA to sustain the program in Kalinga, especially this time of Covid-19 pandemic. – Larry Lopez