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Over One Million Pesos livelihood assistance given to workers’ associations


Cebu City, Philippines. The Conta Manghupi Farmers Association of Can-asujan, City of Carcar and the Ilaw at Buklod ng Mangngagawa sa Atlas Fertilizer Corporation of Toledo City, Cebu are the latest beneficiaries of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

Said workers’ associations that both hailed from the Southern part of Cebu collectively received more than One Million Pesos in livelihood assistance from the Department, shared DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton.

Around 83 farmer-members of the Conta Manghupi Farmers Association are expected to benefit the Php704,930.00 livelihood funds they received from the DOLE.

According to Director Siaton, the association will be expanding its existing General Merchandising business using the assistance they received.

Also, around 151 members of the Ilaw at Buklod ng Mangngagawa sa Atlas Fertilizer Corporation are to benefit the Php 760,550.00 assistance that the DOLE released to the group for its Water Refilling Station project.

The assistance package that the Department provided the association was in the form of Kabuhayan Enhancement. To recall, the group already received livelihood assistance a few years back when they just started out with their business.

The Regional Director lauded the Cebu Provincial Field Office (DOLE-CPFO) headed by Chief Ma. Grace V. Diaz, for facilitating the release of such assistance to beneficiaries.

Under the guidelines of the DILEEP, particularly on its livelihood component, beneficiaries are given project proposal write shops; orientation on simple bookkeeping; and introduction to records keeping; among others as part of their social preparation.

“It is imperative that beneficiaries are being made socially ready before any livelihood assistance is extended to them. This will help them handle and operationalize their livelihood undertakings fully well. The idea of dole out whatever it is, is not in any way included in the parlance of the DOLE insofar as the provision of assistance to its clients is concerned. So, we make sure that beneficiaries are ready, competent and deserving,” the DOLE Chief finally quipped.




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

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