Koronadal City- Fifty three indivuals from the South Cotabato Province are set to venture with their livelihood projects made possible through the grant of Php 992,550.00 DOLE Integrated Livelihood Project (DILP).

DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio Cano led the release of the starter kits to the said beneficiaries at the Capitol Compound of the Provincial Government Office of South Cotabato on 03 March 2020.

“It’s a good way to start the year, venturing into entrepreneurship and we look forward in seeing our beneficiaries become economically stable in the future,” said RD Cano.

The qualified beneficiaries were working poor, displaced workers and self-employed who lack capital but were interested to improve existing business or to start an enterprise in order to augment their family income.

The beneficiaries’ chosen individual project include auto mechanic, barber shop, beauty parlor, electronics repair, carinderia, blacksmith, manicure/pedicure, pottery, painting services, vegetable production, beads and hollow blocks making.

Also present during the release were Vice Governor Vicente De Jesus and Board Member Esther Marin-Catorce.

Vice Governor De Jesus thanked DOLE 12 for a conitued partnership in providing meaningful livelihood assistance to the province’s informal sectors and uplifting their socio-economic status in the society.

DILP is a flagship program of the DOLE which seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment, promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises. End/OSaltiga/CDGamboa