Province of Dinagat Islands— The Department of Labor and Employment Province of Dinagat Islands (DOLE PDI) in partnership with LGU-Basilisa and LGU-Tubajon successfully handed out P1.48 Million worth of check to 90 beneficiaries of livelihood assistance last July 2-3. Recipients from the aforementioned municipalities received the grant at the  Municipal Gym of Tag-abaca and Sto. Niño in Basilisa and Sitio Babangnan in Tubajon, Province of Dinagat Islands.

Provincial Program Focal Mr. Arnaldo A. Anito conducted the re-orientation on the guidelines of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to remind the beneficiaries of their responsibilities in sustaining the livelihood program.

Mr. Anito handed out three checks to the registered Rural Workers Association in the Municipality of Basilisa namely: Tag-abaca Farmers Association with 30 beneficiaries for their Post-Harvest Facilities and Rental Services; Sto. Niño Integrated United People Association with 36 beneficiaries for Motor Spare Parts Trading and Repair Shop amounting to P445,000.00 and 332,500.00 respectively. Furthermore, a check was turned over as well to the Grupo ng mga Mangingisda sa Sitio Babangnan for fishing pump boats with Net for Balo Fishing amounting P708,040 with 24 total beneficiaries.

The DILP (DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program) aims to promote poverty reduction and provide protection to vulnerable and marginalized workers. It fosters their capacity to attain more productive, satisfying life and promotes entrepreneurship through small income-generating projects.

Aimy T. Booc