Midsayap, Cotabato – 78 Fish Vendors of this town are now eager to use their new business equipment and raw materials provided by the Department of Labor and Employment Region XII under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) worth P783,850.00.
During the turnover ceremony, Susan Flores, president of the Midsayap Fish Vendors Association expressed their gratitude to DOLE and committed to take good care of the fish vending package provided.
“Our patience and hard work has paid off after we have finally received what we wished for to increase our income,” Flores said.
Representing DOLE XII OIC-Regional Director Albert E. Gutib, North Cotabato Field Office Head Marjorie P. Latoja urged beneficiaries to sustain their livelihood and continue to work with the livelihood project’s Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) which is the Barangay Local Government Unit of Poblacion 1,Midsayap.
“We would like to thank the leadership of Barangay Chair Grace Singco for their willingness to be our ACP for this worthwhile project. Monitoring will also be conducted regularly by the PESO and the DOLE XII”, she added. Ïf found to be good steward of these provisions, I will not hesitate to recommend you to the Regional Director for additional funds to enhance your project,” Latoja said.
Barangay Poblacion 1 Chair Singco also expressed her gratitude to DOLE XII for the continued trust and support given to her constituents.
Raw materials, jigs and tools procured included 3,000 kilos of assorted fish, two (2) units of digital stainless steel bench weighing scale, two (2) units of pallet trucks, and other fish vending equipment.
PESO Manager Mr. Rodrigo Balderosa also thanked the DOLE XII for approving the project and stressed that the LGU through the PESO will continue to be effective partners in the implementation of all employment facilitation programs in Midsayap.
In other news, 230 emergency workers under “Tulong Pangkabuhayan Para Sa Disadvantaged Workers” or TUPAD implemented by LGU-Makilala has started their work after an OSH Orientation and distribution of PPE’s by DOLE XII-NCFO LEO I Kairos Orfrecio.
In celebration of Women’s Month, an orientation on DOLE Programs and Services to 60 women members of KAUNLARAN NG KABABAIHAN ASSN. was conducted by DOLE XII Supervising. LEO Rabia A. Bajolo,in. New Antique, Mlang, North Cotabato.