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Livelihood starter kits released in Siquijor

Cebu, Philippines. About eight (8) beneficiaries in the province of Siquijor received livelihood starter kits (LSKs) collectively amounting to more than One Hundred Pesos from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7).

According Mr. Nole R. Torres, Officer-In-Charge of the DOLE-Siquijor Field Office (SFO), the implements released to beneficiaries would be used in their alternative livelihood undertaking in carpentry.

Livelihood Starter Kits belong to the DOLE’s Individual Projects category, by which a maximum of PHP20,000.00 could be released to any deserving individual depending on the nature of his or her project.

The turn-over ceremony took place during the recently-held Trabaho Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs held in the province.

“Apart from the release of grants and the conduct of job fair, there was also a diswkento caravan which was participated in by our partner establishments and other government agencies like the National Food Authority,” said Torres.

Another service made available during the TNK Job and Business Fairs was the One-Stop Shop of government services provided by the SSS, Philhealth, DENR, DPST, and NFA.

The DOLE’s assisted organizations present during the event also showcased their products ranging from fresh milk, torta, alamang, herbal teas, and many others, added Torres.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-7) likewise released PHP20,000.00 in livelihood assistance to each of the ten OFW-beneficiaries under the Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay Program (BPBH).

The conduct of the TNK Job and Business Fairs was done in close coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-7) and the local government unit of the Province of Siqujijor.


End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from ECBendijo of SFO

For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel Senarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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