The Department of Labor and Employment, through its DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP), recently turned over P2,815,620 to the local government unit of Lagawe to benefit farmers’ groups in the municipality.
The livelihood assistance is for the Tupaya Women Organization, Individual Vegetable Gardening, and Individual Snack Vending and Frozen Food group, as an added capital for their livelihood and support for their training programs.
The assistance will benefit the 78 members of the Tupaya Women Organization, the 47 individuals engaged in vegetable gardening, and 25 individuals engaged in snack vending and frozen food projects.
“The purpose of livelihood assistance is to uplift the economic status of our local communities. The beneficiaries are women, vendors, and gardeners,” said Isabelita M. Codamon, chief labor and employment officer of DOLE-Ifugao.
Codamon spearheaded the turnover of the check to LGU, which was received by Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr.; Vice Mayor Raymond Kimma-yong; and members of the sangguniang bayan.
The DILP, also known as Kabuhayan Program, is DOLE’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction.
The program seeks to reduce the vulnerability to the risks of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers by providing them access to financial grants and human resource capability programs. – Charm Riech B. Liwangen