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DOLE incentivizes best livelihood projects and implementing partners

Cebu City, Philippines. Awards and cash prizes await the Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects as well as the implementers and partners.

Under the DOLE Kabuhayan Awards, beneficiaries, who have successfully nurtured, sustained and expanded their livelihood projects will be recognized and rewarded.

According to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, the institutionalization of the Kabuhayan Awards would recognize the outstanding accomplishments demonstrated by livelihood beneficiaries, implementers and partners relative to the implementation and execution of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

“We want to encourage our beneficiaries to nurture the assistance they received by heart. And one way of doing that is by giving them rewards and recognition for the outstanding performance they have shown. We also would want to encourage our partners to help us execute these projects efficiently. And those efforts would not go unnoticed,” said Director Siaton.

Every year, the DOLE recognizes outstanding DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects both for the individual and group categories at the Regional and National Levels.

For this year, a Cebu City-based blind masseur and a group of women in Bohol will represent Region-7 to this year’s national competition.

Jordan Pardillo, a blind masseur in Cebu city, who became a massage station business owner after getting livelihood aid from DOLE is the DOLE-7’s contender in the Best Individual Project Category.

Representing the Region in the Best Group Project Category, is the Canjulao League of Women in Jagna, Bohol. The group, according to Director Siaton is into Tableya Processing and Marketing Enterprise.

“What’s common about this group and Jordan Pardillo is that both successfully managed to expand their businesses thereby making them sustainable,” added the Regional Head.

Pardillo now owns and manages at least three permanent massage stations maintaining a gross monthly income of Php300,000.00 and a P50,000.00 net income every month. He is now employing around twenty-one (21) fellow differently abled persons.

Equally demonstrating remarkable performance is the Canjulao League of Women (CLOW) that now maintains more than 2 Million Pesos in assets after the group managed to expand their market not only in the town of Jagna but also in the different malls of neighboring municipalities.

“We are very optimistic for our contenders. Win or lose, they are already winners in our hearts. They serve as exemplary role models to other livelihood beneficiaries of DOLE. We hope that what they’ve demonstrated and achieved will be replicated by others,” the DOLE-7 Head continued.

As Regional winners, Pardillo and the Canjulao League of Women would receive Php30,000.00 and Php50,000.00. As national competitors, they have a big chance of taking home Php50,000.00 and Php100,000.00, respectively and plaques.

If Pardillo and the Canjulao League of Women would bring home the prize as the DOLE Kabuhayan Awards national winners, awards and recognition would also be given to the accredited co-partners (ACPs) of their respective projects – the USC-KNN, INC. for Pardillo’s Good Hands Massage Services and the local government unit (LGU) of Jagna for the project of the Canjulao League of Women.

Under Administrative Order No. 32, Series of 2020 – Institutionalizing the DOLE Kabuhayan Awards: Awarding of Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects, special awards will be given to the DOLE Regional Offices, Livelihood Focal Persons, and LGUs with outstanding achievements on the following categories of awards: (a) Top Performing Regions in Livelihood Implementation; (b) Top 3 Performing Regions in Sustainable Livelihood Framework Implementation; (c) Best in Video Documentation; (d) Best Performing Livelihood Focal Person- Regional Level and Provincial/Field Office’s Level; ( e) Best LGU-Implementing DILP; (f) Best ACP-Implementing DILP; and (g) Recognition of PESO Managers of the National Winners of Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects.




For more information on this report, you may contact (032) 234-3317 or; (032) 266-7424 or; (035) 226-2778 / (035) 422-9741/; (035) 480-9244 or; (038) 501-0277 and (038) 411-0806 or



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