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Negrenses receive livelihood funding from DOLE on Labor Day


Dumaguete City,Negros Oriental.Apart from the livelihood grant releases taking place on May 1 and 2 in Cebu City, another set of informal sector workers also received livelihood aid from the Department of Labor and Employment during the Labor Day Celebration in Negros Oriental. 

A total of 147 fishermen and farmers coming from two (2) DOLE-registered associations collectively received PHP951,993.00 in livelihood funding. 

The fifty-one (51) members of the Lapacon Marginal Fishermen Association of Bayawan City are optimistic that soon their individual income will increase to more than PHP900.00 per month following the release of PHP547.193.00 in livelihood grant, which they received from the DOLE. 

The group would engage with Payao and Motor Boat Project, said DOLE-Negros Oriental Field Office (NOFO) Chief, Marites G. Mercado. 

Also to benefit the DOLE’s KabuhayanProgram, were the ninety-six (96) farmer-members of the Philippine Intelligence Anti-Corruption Association from the Municipality of Mabinay. 

According to Mercado, the association’s main source of livelihood is mainly dependent on agriculture and with the help that they received from the Department, they’re hoping to augment their farming needs and income. They received PHP404,800.00 in livelihood assistance, which would be used for their Carabao Raising and Production venture. 

It may be recalled that the DOLE also released a total of PHP9,365,630.01 in Cebu City on May 1 and 2 benefiting more than 700 informal sectors workers coming from the sixteen (16) associations of the local government unit of Samboan, Cebu and the members of the University of San Carlos-KapamilyaNegosyo Na (USC-KNN, Inc.) 

LGU-Samboan and the USC-KNN are only two of the DOLE’s partners in the implementation of its DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), where viable, feasible, and environment-friendly products and projects are considered as the preferred nature of livelihood activities. 



End//LSenarlo-Tanizawith reporting from Bless M. De Padua of NOFO 

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

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