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Drivers and conductors in Carmen, Cebu given hope

Cebu City, Philippines. A group of drivers and conductors in Carmen, Cebu would soon operate a Vulcanizing and General Auto Repair Shop, a livelihood project funded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) in the amount close to a million worth of assistance package, confirmed OIC-Regional Director Cyril L. Ticao. 

The total amount of PHP999,966.75 shelled out by the DOLE will be used by the Carmen Drivers and Conductors Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CADCO) for the procurement of materials and equipment necessary for the operations of its business, namely: under chassis, transmission accessories, replace cushions, brake linings, construction materials, and cleaning materials, among others. 

Beneficiaries, according to Director Ticao, are members of CADCO, the project’s accredited co-partner that would be taking charge in the project implementation, procurement of jigs, materials, and equipment as well as the liquidation of expenses. 

The CADCO, for its part, shouldered the amount of PHP254,193.96 as counterpart. 

During the recently-held turn-over ceremony in Carmen, Director Ticao personally met the fifty-one (51) direct beneficiaries including some member-Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability (PWDs). 

“Our Regional Project Management Team, headed by Assistant Regional Director Lilia A. Estillore, has seen the viability and feasibility of the project. With the right management among the Coop leaders as well as sustained unity and cooperation among the members, we hope that the undertaking would reach further heights going as far as augmenting the association’s and members’ income and generating employment,” added the Regional Director. 

He added that the Department, being the implementing arm of the government in providing employment opportunities to the public, has been exerting its best effort in making sure that its programs and services have reached the rightful beneficiaries. 

The assistance provided to beneficiaries falls under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the Department’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction.



For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel Senarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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