December 6, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Department of Labor and Employment recently awarded sewing kits to 19 beneficiaries from the city’s micro-sewing industry.
DOLE Provincial Head Avelina Manganip said the assistance under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) is a project of the Office of Sen. JV Ejercito, the city government, and DOLE.
DILP a flagship program of the agency that aims to help marginalized groups.
The livelihood assistance kits consisted of one unit sewing machine, threads, needles, scissors, tailor’s chalk, measuring tapes, measuring sticks, and other sewing tools worth P20,000.
Manganip said target beneficiaries under the DILP are vulnerable and marginalized workers who could not afford to buy their own sewing machine and those with worn-out machines.
Juliet Gaddao, a beneficiary of the program who works with her husband in a tailoring shop receiving a daily wage, said they can now work on their own.
“With our own machines, we can now earn bigger to support our family,” she said.
Mayor Darwin Estranero encouraged the beneficiaries to make good use of the assistance to improve their living condition. – Larry Lopez