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1.5 Million given to informal sector workers; DOLE


Cebu City, Philippines. A total of Php1,598,065.00 in livelihood assistance was recently released by the Department of Labor and Employment to two different (2) associations to finance their livelihood projects.

Around seventy (70) members of the SUBASPA Multi-Purpose Cooperative based in SubaPanas, Subabasbas, Lapu-Lapu City will be engaging very soon with Egg Laying Chicken and Quail project.

The group, said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, received more than Php900,000.00 in livelihood funds.

“With the financial assistance given to them, beneficiaries each targeted to augment their income by Php12,000.000 per year or about 70% of the project’s net profit per month,” said the Regional Director.

Among the direct beneficiaries of SUBASPA Multi-Purpose Cooperative are ten senior citizens.

Being the DOLE’s Accredited Co-partner (ACP), funds were downloaded to the Cooperative as it is also in-charge of the canvassing and procurement of the jigs, materials, and equipment required for the project to become operational.

On top of it all, added the DOLE-7 Head, SUBASPA should also make sure that liquidation of funds would be put in place.

Another group that benefited the DOLE’s livelihood program is the Buot Livelihood Association, Inc. (BULAI) of barangay Buot, Cebu City. For its Rags for Profits- A Community Livelihood Project of the Women and Farmers of Barangay Buot, the association received close to Php600,000.00.

The project will benefit about sixty-four (6) members involving eight (8) senior citizens.

According to Tri-City Field Office (TCFO) Chief Emmanuel Y. Ferrer, each target beneficiary is expected to increase their income by Php6,000.00 based on the net income of the project per month.

“Of course, monitoring and close supervision on how the projects are being implemented is necessary to help beneficiaries achieve the objectives of their respective projects,” said Ferrer.

The nature of livelihood activities that the DOLE supports under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) are those that are viable, marketable, and environment-friendly as well as those that prioritize the use of local or indigenous resources.





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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