SAN JOSE, PDI – Seven beneficiaries from the Province of Dinagat Islands were awarded with livelihood grants amounting Php 202,279.50 from the Department of Labor and Employment Province of Dinagat Islands Satellite Office (DOLE PDISO). The grants include items, jigs and equipment necessary for the operations of the livelihood projects.

Flordeliza Laurente from Brgy. Ferdinand, Municipality of Basilisa received twenty-nine thousand and nine hundred ninety-nine pesos (Php 29,991.00) worth of raw materials for her “Snacks and Refreshments” livelihood project. Macos M. Amania from Brgy. Sering, Municipality of Basilisa received equipment amounting to twenty-eight thousand and seven hundred-six pesos (Php 28,706.00) for his livelihood project “Local Tourist Boat/Small Passenger Boat”. Hernanie R. Terrano, a resident of Brgy. Ferdinand, Municipality of Basilisa received twenty-nine thousand two hundred and twenty-two pesos and fifty cents (Php 29,222.50) worth of equipment and tools for his livelihood project “Barbershop/Haircut Service”.

Virgel Escatin, a resident of Brgy. Laguna, Municipality of Cagdianao received the various tools amounting twenty-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-four pesos (Php 29,994.00) for his “Welding Shop” Livelihood Project. Rubellon Cabag-iran, from Brgy. Cabunga-an, Municipality of Cagdianao received the tools and equipment for his “Barbershop” Livelihood Project, which amounts to Php 29,406.00. Iril Mula, a resident of Brgy. Cabunga-an, Municipality of Cagdianao received a sum of Php 24,960.00 for his livelihood project “Barbeque Stand.” Finally, the materials and raw materials amounting Php 30,000.00 was turned over to Darlene Polistico, resident of Brgy. Santiago, Municipality of Loreto for her livelihood project entitled “Snack Bar.”

Flordeliza Laurente expressed her heartfelt thanks and gratitude to DOLE for the opportunity having given and chosen to be a recipient of DOLE’s livelihood grants, saying, “Akong dakong pagpasamat sa DOLE ug sa PESO office sa Basilisa tungod sa aning talagsaon nga opotunidad nga mahiapil nga makadawat sa livelihood nga gihatag sa goberno pinaagi sa DOLE PDI kay kini dakong tabang sa ako ug sa akong pamilya.” (JBS/JQG – DOLE PDISO)