BANGUED, Abra – The Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera provided livelihood packages to three families in Abra.
DOLE-Cordillera Director Nathaniel Lacambra and DOLE-Abra OIC Christopher Tugadi released livelihood packages worth P87,291.
Three Abreños were awarded with hog raising livelihood project under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). Each package is worth P29,097 consisting of piglets and feeds.
Two of the beneficiaries are from Tayum while the other is a family member of a uniformed personnel who was killed in the line of duty.
Lacambra said the projects are part of DOLE’s Earthquake Rehabilitation Program for Abra, which has more than P4 million allocation for livelihood packages.
“Hindi lang piggery project ang livelihood assistance na ating binigay kundi iba’t-ibang mga business venture ang pwedeng ma-avail ng ating mga kababayan,” Lacambra said.
The DILP aims to reduce the vulnerability of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers by providing them access to a grant assistance for capacity building on livelihood ventures.
“Binibigyan natin ang ating mga displaced at disadvantaged workers, former rebels, pati mga associations engaged in different area of livelihood,” Lacambra said.
Roy G. Placido from San Quintin, one of the beneficiaries, thanked DOLE for the support. His son, Sgt. Helexor Arian Placido, was killed during an encounter with the rebels in Catanuan, Quezon in February last year. – Christian Allister Tubadeza