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Close to half million pesos given to street vendors in Negros Oriental

Cebu, Philippines. Close to a Half Million Pesos in livelihood assistance lately was given to a group of street vendors in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, a report from the DOLE-Negros Oriental Field Office (NOFO) stated.

Said assistance, according to Ms. Marites G. Mercado, NOFO Chief, would benefit the thirty-two (32) members of the Dumaguete-Tempura-Balut Vendors Association, who are all vending along the famous Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete.

The grant would be used to purchase carts, tables, pans, and other vending implements that would help keep the beneficiaries’ existing businesses operational and lucrative.

“The assistance the DOLE provided to them would also in part help cater the possible demands of the growing number of potential clients known to visit the historic Rizal Boulevard,” said Mercado.

She emphasized that apart from taking care of the assistance provided to them by government through DOLE, it is also their responsibility to ensure on time liquidation of expenses.

Russambrichi Alcoran, President, assured that he and his fellow members are committed to doing their part in nurturing and utilizing the grant to better their family’s lives. Going with it, he added, is maintaining transparency by way of submitting correct and timely liquidation.

“Kasingkasing mi nga nagpasalamat sa DOLE nga gitabangan mi nga mapa lambo ang among panginabuhian pinaagi sa mga ekipo nga gikinahanglan sa among pagpaninda,” Alcoran said.

“The DOLE’s services are most definitely accessible to organizations that form part of small-scale enterprises. In fact, they are the ones that need more support from the public sector ,” said DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Johnson G. Canete, who added that the DOLE-7 would always be accommodating project proposals of potential livelihood beneficiaries especially those who really deserved assistance.

The group shelled out more than Two Hundred Thousand Pesos as counterpart bringing the total project cost to over Seven Hundred Thousand Pesos.


End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from BmdePadua of NOFO 

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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