Kidapawan City- In its effort to ease the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to marginalized sectors, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 committed a P1,000,000.00 livelihood assistance under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to the members of the Kidapawan City Market Vendors Association (KCMVA).

No less than DOLE 12 Regional Director Raymundo Agravante handed the ceremonial check to KCMVA during the conduct of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation spearheaded by the City Government of Kidapawan in cooperation with the Office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, and national agencies in the region like DSWD, DTI, DA, and TESDA held at Kidapawan Pilot Elementary School, this city on 20 March 2021.

The said assistance will help augment the income of affected informal sector workers through the provision of livelihood starter kits and enhancement of existing micro-enterprise of the beneficiaries.

“We are grateful for the support of our national government in reaching us in the region by providing immediate aid to hardly-hit by economic crisis brought by the pandemic,” said RD Agravante.

Qualified beneficiaries  can also avail of but not limited to other DOLE programs and services like TUPAD, Registration of Workers Association, SPES for their children, among others.

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/undertakings with components on Kabuhayan formation, enhancement, and restoration. End/CDGamboa/MLatoja