Two groups of workers in the municipality of Maasim, Sarangani Province received livelihood grants from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 through its DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

The check amounting to Php856,000.00 was released to the Local Government Unit of Maasim as Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) of DOLE 12 on January 21, 2019. The said livelihood grant was intended for the 79 identified ambulant and transport workers of Maasim.

Chosen individual projects of the beneficiaries include mini-carinderia, mini-refreshment. and food processing. While transport groups requested car wash, welding, and vulcanizing shops.

DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio Cano who led the release of the livelihood package for the two groups, acknowledged the support of the Local Government of Maasim to DOLE’s programs and services.

“Food related business of ambulant vendors is a timely business considering that food is a basic need of every Filipinos while transport groups’ choice on cleaning and vehicle part accessories are quite in-demand for transport sectors,” added RD Cano.

Aside from the individual starter kits, beneficiaries will also be given an orientation on Occupational Safety and Health, Food Safety Handling, Simple Bookkeeping, and Financial Literacy Seminar.

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/MLBalongo