Koronadal City- A traditional Moro delicacy and herbs and spices were declared DOLE Best Assisted-Livelihood project in region 12 for 2020.

This after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 awarded Lyn Sirag the owner of Bai Lyn’s Foods in Polomolok, South Cotabato on 5 August 2020 as the Regional Winner for DOLE-Best Assisted Livelihood Project for individual category. Bai Lyn’s is the maker of the famous Crispy Amik, an authentic Moro delicacy locally called as tinagtag, tiyagtag or lukot-lukot.

DOLE 12 Regional Director Raymundo Agravante personally handed the plaque and Php 30,000.00 cash reward to Ms. Sirag. Polomolok Mayor Honey Lumayag-Matti, Provincial Director Arlene Bisnon (DOLE-SCFO), Chief LEO Ruby Carrasco (TSSD), and PESO Manager Marilou Hormigos served as witnesses of the said awarding.

Further, Katipunan Youth Herbs and Spices Growers’ Organization (KYHSGO) in Arakan, Cotabato was declared as winner for Group Category. The said organization was recipient of DILP assistance in 2018 and had sustained the said project since then. KYHSGO received a plaque and a Php 50,000.00 cash prize.

Shenielyn Mamilla, the president of KYHSGO in her acceptance message recognized the role of DOLE in empowering the youth sector and thanked the department for its unwavering support in their livelihood project.

“Ang tulong na nabigay na nagmula sa maliit ay lumaki at maraming natulungang kabataan at nakilala rin kami sa komunidad,” sadi Mamilla.

(The assistance given which started small and eventually becomes sustainable had helped the youth. The organization through our livelihood project also gained popularity in our community.)

The regional winners will be DOLE 12’s entries in the individual and group categories, respectively during the upcoming 2020 Kabuhayan Awards.

“To all the winners, we hope you to gain for more and earn accolade in the national level, “said RD Agravante.

Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project is an institutionalized incentive and award system organized by the DOLE-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns which dated way back in 2015 in order to recognize the beneficiaries’ effort in successfully managing and sustaining the gains of chosen livelihood projects. End/CDGamboa