DOLE-8 awards 'FreeBis' livelihood aid to low-income workers in Tacloban City

DOLE-8 awards 'FreeBis' livelihood aid to low-income workers in Tacloban City

DOLE-8's 'FreeBis project' helped low-income workers in Tacloban City on Independence Day. Each beneficiary received a bicycle including accessories and a brand new cellphone. Photo: DOLE-Region 8/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY –  To help low-income workers, the DOLE Regional Office No. 8 distributed free bicycles to sixty-one (61) self-employed and underemployed workers in the City of Tacloban on June 12, 2022, at Robinsons North Tacloban.

During the ceremony, which was presided over by Tingog Partylist Representative Philip Jude A. Acidre, each beneficiary received a bicycle outfitted with accessories such as an insulated bag, a reflectorized vest, a raincoat, and a helmet. 

They also received a brand new cellphone to help them in their business on-wheels.

Posted by DOLE Region 8 on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The livelihood project, which was coordinated by the DOLE-North Leyte Field Office in collaboration with the Tingog Partylist, amounted to a total of P1,356,396.00.

Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena stated in his message that he expects to see the beneficiaries' businesses prosper as a result of the DOLE help.

"This FreeBis project is intended to augment your income, and I hope you will all drive your business to success," Jalbuena stated.

FreeBis is a special Department of Labor's Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) project that aims to alleviate unemployment by giving livelihood options to employees affected by the COVID outbreak. —iTacloban (Source: DOLE)

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