General Santos City- To help ease the economic impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic to marginalized workers in the region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 through its General Santos City Field Office (GSCFO) awarded P990,000.00 worth of starter kits to Life + Association under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) on 03 June 2021, this city.


The said amount represents the total cost of raw materials provided for the casket fabrication project of the Life + Association composing of fifty-three (53) active members.


DOLE 12 Regional Director Raymundo Agravante, together with GSCFO Head Conrado Artatez, Labor and Employment Officer II Rodilyn Pastor, released the raw materials to the officers of the said association.


In his message, RD Agravante inspired and motivated the association to make their business sustainable despite the challenge posed by the pandemic.


“Dako ang pagsalig sang DOLE labi na ang aton nga mahal na Secretary Silvestre Bello na mapalambo ang inyo nga negosyo para makatabang sa pamilya ug atuang komunidad,” said RD Agravante.


(The Department most especially our dear Secretary Silvestre Bello trust the group in making your business a sustainable livelihood project to help your family and the community.)


“We really need partners like DOLE who shares same mindset in achieving a quality of life to every members of the community. The group is grateful for this aid and we promise to work hard in making our business grow,” said association President Daniel Saavedra, Jr.


DILP or Kabuhayan is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers, either for individual or group livelihood projects. End/CDGamboa/RSPastor