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Businesses provided to parents of child laborers in Bogo City

Cebu City, Philippines. Parents of child laborers in Bogo City, Cebu will soon be into selling, raising livestock, baking, ferrying passengers, welding and candle-making.

The small businesses that said parents will be engaging with are individual start-up livelihood projects with each one getting a maximum of Php20,000.00 financial grant from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7).

For individual projects under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), beneficiaries could avail of Starter Kits or Negosyo sa Kariton (NegoKart), up to a maximum financial assistance of Php20,000.00 depending on the project requirements.

According to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, around thirty-four (34) parents of profiled child laborers in Bogo City benefited the Kabuhayan Para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa (KASAMA), with the DOLE shelling out a total of Php680,000.00 worth of livelihood assistance.

Some of the beneficiaries would venture into cattle fattening; hog raising; general merchandising; and bakeshop. Others would go into welding; trisikad operations; and candle-making.

Covered by said assistance are five (5) senior citizens, whose income is also expected to be augmented once their respective livelihood projects would start become operational.

“The livelihood assistance provided to beneficiaries is a way of empowering them and making them eventually, self-sufficient. The initiative is hoped to prevent their children from engaging with child labor or from reverting to the worst forms of child labor,” said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton.

She said beneficiaries will receive jigs, raw materials and equipment for their respective projects once canvassing and procurement of needed goods are put in place.

“We’d like to commend the Cayang Multi-Purpose Cooperative that served as the DOLE’s accredited co-partner or conduit in the implementation of the beneficiaries’ projects. The Coop will assist not only in the implementation phase but also in monitoring and liquidation of expenses,” added the Regional Director.

DOLE-Cebu Provincial Field Office (CPFO) OIC Vivencio E. Lagahid said that the Cayang Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CAMCPO) has gone a long way from being a mere livelihood beneficiary of DOLE to an ACP/conduit of other livelihood beneficiaries of the Department this time.

 

End//LSenarlo-Taniza

 

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 dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

 

 

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2020-01-09
SALOME O. SIATON
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