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More than 400 Boholanos avail the 5.6 Million DOLE livelihood assistance

Cebu City, Philippines. A total of 459 informal sector workers in the Province of Bohol availed the 6.2 Million worth of livelihood assistance recently released by the Department of Labor and Employment.

The livelihood grant benefited several associations and individuals in the municipalities of Balilihan and Buenavista.

In Del Carmen Sur, Balilihan, 102 beneficiaries will soon engaged with various livelihood undertakings like Papaya Pickles Production; Soap Production; Tableya Production and Food Handling business. For their livelihood projects, the DOLE granted them though the local government unit of Balilihan, 1.6 Million Pesos.

In the town of Buenavista, several barangays benefited the DOLE’s livelihood program. Fifty-three (53) beneficiaries in Barangay Nueva Montana availed the program and were granted Php511,000.00 for their Rice Mill project.

The Pundok sa mga Asawa Alang sa Kausaban sa Baluarte in Barangay Baluarte, would be given Php482,000.00 for their Farm Machineries and Inputs project. The group’s beneficiaries of 43 said they are excited and ready to plunge into their new livelihood undertaking.

The Panghagban Women’s Association in Purok 3, Panghagban will soon engage with Egg Production after receiving Php500,000.00. The financial aid would benefit 50 individuals.

In Purok 5, Bantuan, the Women’s Association sa Bantuan Ipdayon ug Palambopon, will soon plunge into their Egg Production business with the Php500,000.00 assistance they received. Their 40 beneficiaries have already been capacitated to help handle their business.

A total of Php532,300.00 was also released to the 52 beneficiaries of the Kahugpungan sa mga Kababayen-an sa Putingbato  in barangay Putingbato. In Lapacan Norte, the 50 beneficiaries of the Lapacan Norte Women’s Association would receive Php500,000.00. Both groups are up and ready for their Farm Machineries and Inputs Project.

In barangay Catigbi-an, around 69 beneficiaries received funding for their respective business undertakings collectively amounting to over One Million Pesos. The grant benefited the Catigbi-an Waterworks and Sanitation Association for its Native Chicken Production and one more beneficiary for his livelihood starter kit (LSK).

According to DOLE Bohol OIC Angelie T. Salgados, the LGU of Balilihan and the DOLE’s accredited co-partners (ACPs) in the implementation of the livelihood projects of the rest of the association-beneficiaries have started canvassing for the goods and materials the beneficiaries would need for their respective livelihood undertakings.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, for her part, congratulated all beneficiaries and urged them to work hard and nurture what government has given them.

“I have repeatedly said this every time the Department releases livelihood grants to beneficiaries. Take care and nurture your livelihood projects. Make sure that they go a long way. Expand them. More importantly, sustain your undertakings not only for yourselves but also for your respective families,” Director Siaton finally said.

The livelihood assistance released to beneficiaries is born 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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