THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 recently released a check for P3,440,000 to the local government unit of Miagao, Iloilo for different vulnerable groups in said municipality.
The amount is DOLE’s counterpart to various kabuhayan projects of LGU-Miagao with a total cost of P6,820,473.
The LGU-proponent chipped in P1,367,300 while the beneficiaries provided an amount of P2,013,173 as equity to implement the various livelihood projects such as Cattle Fattening, Provision of Fishing Gears, Food Vending, Sari-sari Store and Hablon Weaving intended to assist about 172 beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries came from the marginalized/vulnerable groups of farmers (31), fisherfolks (30), persons with disability (50), underemployed women (46), and Hablon weavers (15).
Mayor Macario N. Napulan said he is grateful for the assistance which will help improve the economic condition of the beneficiaries.
“This is truly a wonderful gift of DOLE to the people of Miagao,” he said.
Napulan also lauded the DOLE’s effort in closely monitoring the implementation of the funded projects in his municipality to ensure that they are implemented.
DOLE-6 Director Johnson G. Cañete said that as of November 2017, the region has already funded a total of 32 livelihood projects amounting to P33,342,217.20 which could benefit 3,640 underemployed workers as well as the marginalized or vulnerable groups in Western Visayas.
He said that the number of projects and the number of beneficiaries, as well as the funds granted, will increase significantly in December 2017 as more project proposals are coming in from our field offices.
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