Surigao del Norte – DOLE-Surigao del Norte Provincial Office with the continued support of LGU-Burgos Municipal Agriculture provided quality government service to the Daruhan-Patag Integrated Farmers Association through a livelihood assistance worth P900,000.00 on March 14, 2019.

Economic activity in Burgos primarily include farming and fishing and with the Pre/Post Harvest Facilities extended to them, uplifting the economic status of the Association members is possible.

Mayor Emmanuel Arcena expressed his gratitude during the turn-over ceremony: “During my administration, this is my first time to avail the livelihood assistance, with that I’m so thankful to the Department of Labor and Employment because of the opportunities it gave to the people especially on employment,” he said.

“We did not expect to be granted such assistance because we do not have enough knowledge to complete the requirements. We submitted our proposal to the DOLE Provincial Office last November 2018 and told us to submit lacking documents. On January 2019, we were surprised of the news that our organization is due to receive a cheque. All of us are willing to give our best for the success of our newly found livelihood” said the Association President.