Fishermen, home-based workers in Biliran receive P3-M livelihood assistance

DOLE awarded livelihood starter kits worth three million pesos to 282 fishermen, skilled and home-based workers in Biliran.  Logo: DOLE

TACLOBAN CITY – On May 12, 2022, at the Kawayan Municipal Grounds, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Biliran awarded 282 fishermen, skilled and home-based workers with livelihood starter kits worth three million pesos.

Two hundred thirty-two fishermen received motorboat engines and fishing nets worth P2.3 million during the simple turnover ceremony officiated by Mayor Rodolfo J. Espina Sr., while 50 skilled and home-based workers received sewing machines worth P700,000.

Fishermen, home-based workers in Biliran get P3-M livelihood assistance Tacloban City – The Department of Labor and...

Posted by DOLE Region 8 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

On behalf of Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena, Mr. Francisco A. Segovia, Jr., DOLE-Biliran Field Office Head, expressed the department's continued commitment to bringing the department's programs to the needy workers not only in Biliran but throughout the region.

Fishermen, home-based workers in Biliran get P3-M livelihood assistance Tacloban City – The Department of Labor and...

Posted by DOLE Region 8 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

"We at DOLE remain true to our commitment to uphold the rights and welfare of the workers not only here in Biliran but to the whole Eastern Visayas," said Segovia.

Mayor Espina thanked DOLE for the grants and urged all recipients to use the equipment provided with caution.

The recipients were the second batch of livelihood grants funded by DOLE Regional Office No. 8 in 2021 through the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) in collaboration with the Kawayan local government unit. The twenty barangays of the 5th class municipality were identified as beneficiaries.

Mr. Jake Espina, Mayor Espina's Executive Assistant, and Mr. Jose Amador, PESO Manager, were also present during the event. —Tacloban News Update (Source: DOLE)
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