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11 Million worth of livelihood jigs and materials for turn-over in Bohol

Cebu City, Philippines. Before April 2021 ends, more than 800 informal sector workers in Bohol are expected to benefit from the Eleven Million Pesos worth of livelihood jigs, tools and materials from the Department of Labor and Employment.

In her report to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, DOLE Bohol Field Office OIC, Angeli T. Salgados said that the turn-over is tentatively scheduled by 15 April 2021. “Definitely, before April ends, beneficiaries will already get hold of the equipment and other tools they will need for their respective livelihood projects,” she said.

Twenty-three (23) associations located in the town of Jagna will soon engage with several projects that are seen to augment the income of their members. “There is only one beneficiary falling under the category of individual projects, who will soon start a massage and music entertainment project,” added Salgados.

The Canjulao-Pagina-Poblacion-Tejero Fisherfolk Association (CAPPOTE) located in barangay Poblacion, will receive the biggest financial assistance at One Million Pesos for their All Season Fishing (Fishing Boat and Gears- Tuna Drift and Gill Net) Project benefiting 59 fishermen.

For their Farm Machinery and Rice Mill to Support Rice Production Enterprise, the Balili Siling Irrigators’ Association, Inc. in Siling, Balili will receive Php890,000.00 benefiting 53 workers.

With Php807,000.00, the 70 members of the Jagna Alejawan Irrigators’ Association, Inc. in Alejawan will soon start with their Farm Machineries Equipment Rental and Services.

Apportioned with Php688,358.00, the members of Lucbanan Association for Cultural and Environmental Heritage (LACEH) are set to kick-start their Food Processing Enhancement- Pancit Yaning Production.

Receiving Php499,840.00 is the Canjulao League of Women (CLOW) for their Enhancement of Tableya and Chocolate Production. CLOW was the regional best livelihood project awardee last year under the Group Project Category.

With the remaining associations each receiving not lower than Php200,000.00 in financial assistance, Salgados is optimistic that the beneficiaries are being given the right support from DOLE for the different projects they have conceptualized and hopefully will expand eventually.

“The release of checks was already done last year. Due to this pandemic, the local government unit of Jagna being our partner in the implementation of the livelihood projects, was confronted with so many challenges in the procurement process last year. Finally, this month, the tools and equipment will be finally turned-over to the beneficiaries,” she added.

Other projects that will soon be operational in Jagna would include the following, namely: Enhancement of Candle Production and Marketing; Ehanhancement Maize Kape Production; Ginger Tea “Salabat” Production and Marketing; Peanut Butter Production; Sewing “Rag, Doormat, Pillow Case” Production; Goat Production and Marketing; Native Chicken Production and Marketing Enterprise; Vegetable Salad and Broiler Production and Marketing Enterprise; and Torta Production and Marketing; among others.

“We are still awaiting for the final details of the turn-over from LGU-Jagna. What is certain right now is that the tools and equipment for the various livelihood endeavors of beneficiaries are ready for distribution. We’d like to thank LGU-Jagna for partnering with us in this initiative,” said Salgados.

Director Siaton, for her part, congratulated all beneficiaries and urged them to nurture what they’ve received from government through DOLE.

“We hope that these livelihood undertakings will go a long way and will benefit more individuals. I encourage all of them to think big and do their share in the truest sense of the word. First, they have to own their business. Second, they have to nurture and grow and expand it. Then before they’d notice it, they’ve already generated employment and helped their fellows along the way,” she finally said.





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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