DOLE launches enterprise development project in Mt. Province
BONTOC, Mt. Province, April 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched on Thursday the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program towards Community Enterprise Development (DILP - CED) with four organization-beneficiaries receiving a total of P938, 247.57 worth of projects.
DOLE Assistant Regional Director Teodoro Delson, assisted by Mt. Province Congressman Maximo Dalog, Sr. Governor Leonard Mayaen and DOLE Provincial Head Miguela Limmayog handed the checks and equipments to the beneficiaries at the Mt. Province Multi-Purpose Hall here.
Beneficiaries are the Kebasan Bayogasan Sumadel Farmers of Sumadel, Tadian with their organic squash noodles production project with assistance worth P178,000.00; the Heirloom Rice Farmers of Anabel, Sadanga for its heirloom rice farming, production and training project with assistance worth P480,5000.00; the Beekeepers Association of Sagada with P99,997.57 worth of assistance for its backyard beekeeping project, and the Chaowang Womenâ€™s Weavers Organizations of Can-eo, Bontoc with P170,750.00 for loom weaving project.
On hand to receive the checks and equipment assistance were the officials and members of the four organizations led by their respective presidents, local officials of the barangays and municipalities where the organizations are based.
Felomina Lamsen of DOLE regional office, in her briefing, said the DILP-CED is a community-based programs and services of various government offices including the Office of the Congressman, provincial and municipal governments to generate employment and uplift the living conditions of the community-beneficiaries. Said program is line with the poverty alleviation efforts of the government.
In their separate messages, Dalog, Mayaen and Delson urged the beneficiaries to implement their projects properly and take care of the equipment, saying these government assistance will not only provide additional livelihood to their group members but also added income to their communities and the province as a whole. They challenged the beneficiaries to sustain their projects and make them successful as it will inspire the government and the local officials to continue with the program.
Dalog also lauded the four organizations for selecting livelihood projects that would further promote and enhance the production of organic and also local products of the province such as the squash noodles, heirloom rice, beekeeping and loom weaving.
In the same affair, DOLE officials awarded plaques of appreciation to Mayaen and Dalog for their support to the various programs of the DOLE. (JDP/AD- PIA CAR, Mt. Province)
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