San Francisco, Agusan del Sur– The programs and services of DOLE were showcased in the recently concluded “Launching of Brgy. Zamora Village Enterprise and Mass Graduation on Various Skills Training” on April 16, 2021 at Brgy. Zamora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.

The event was facilitated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as part of the initiatives of the Poverty Reduction and Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) in the province. Notably present in the event were TESDA Director General Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, Deputy Director General Lina C. Sarmiento, along with TESDA Caraga Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, and TESDA Agusan del Sur Provincial Director Lorenzo Emanuel L. Guillermo.

Aside from the presentation of graduates of various skills training being offered to locals of Brgy. Zamora, DOLE programs were also highlighted during the event.

DOLE ADSPO, together with Sec. Lapeña, officially handed the Rural Workers Association (RWA) Certificate of Registration to Diversified Organic Farmers Association (DOFA) of Brgy. Zamora. The documentary requirements were discussed to the association for their proposed livelihood project of Farm Cultivator.

Highlighted also was the pay-out of the salaries of the twenty (20) Former Rebel (FR) beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) from Brgy. Zamora. A total of Php 96,000.00 was released with Phph 4,800.00 for each beneficiary.

Sec. Lapeña commended the efforts of DOLE ADSPO for PRLEC and gladly expressed that their contributions shall reach to the DOLE Secretary when he returns to Manila.

DOLE is one of the implementing agencies of PRLEC as a response to its commitment to provide programs and services that will aid poverty reduction in the country.