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Over 2 Million released to DOLE livelihood beneficiaries


Cebu City, Philippines. A group of vendors in Buhisan, Cebu City and some foundation members based in Mandaue City are the latest beneficiaries of the livelihood program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Just recently, the DOLE released over 2 Million Pesos to beneficiaries, who will be venturing into different alternative livelihood undertakings.

According to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, the local government unit (LGU) of barangay Buhisan received a total of Php1,426,589.75 financial assistance, which will be used to finance the individual starter kits  or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart) for its identified vendors.

Barangay Buhisan Captain Gremar Barete, who personally claimed the check at the DOLE Regional Office, said that the council would be taking charge of the implementation of the business endeavors of the 76 beneficiaries.

“We will also be taking full responsibility of the monitoring and supervision of the projects of our vendors,” said Barete, who repeatedly thanked the DOLE for yet another assistance that it extended to his constituents.

Early this year, the Barangay Buhisan United Tricycle Drivers’ Association, Inc. received close to Php500,000.00 for their Pisonet Café and Retail of Lubricants and Other Motor Parts Project benefiting 40 members.

“Timely kaayo ning hinabang nga nadawat namu para sa among mga vendors tungod kay amo na silang gidid-an sa pagpaninda diha atubangan sa among simbahan. This kind of assistance would really help them a lot. Thank you very much to the Department of Labor and Employment,” said Hon. Barete.

To engage with Saraban Baked Goodies and Catering Services are the members of the Bidlisiw Foundation, Inc. that is based in Looc, Mandaue City.

The group, according to Tri-City Field Office Chief Emmanuel Y. Ferrer, received from DOLE more than Php800,000.00, which is expected to benefit around 53 members.

“Beneficiaries will be working on how their project will yield about 70% increase of their individual income per month,” he said.

The assistance provided to beneficiaries was borne out of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).




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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