Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)- Sultan Kudarat Field Office facilitated the release of ten sewing machines and raw materials worth Php180,000.00 under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program Kabuhayan Starter Kit Program on July 16, 2019 at Palimbang Municipal Hall, this municipality.

Janipa Hamsa, one of the 10 beneficiaries and a dressmaker for 10 years, said that the DILP livelihood assistance will help in improving her livelihood undertaking.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa DOLE sa tulong na naibigay sa amin. Matagal ko na pong pangarap na magkaroon ng makina para sa pananahi. Naniniwala po ako na Malaki ang maitutulong nito para madagdagan ang aking kinikita. Asahan po ng DOLE na aalagaan naming ang inyong binigay,” said Hamsa.

(We are thankful to the assistance that DOLE has given us. It’s been a long time that I had been dreaming of owning a sewing machine. I really believe that this could help augment my income and I’ll assure that I’ll make this project sustainable.)

Palimbang newly elected Mayor Joenime Kanipa on his part said, the local government unit will continue to support DOLE in all its programs and services which will help uplift the lives of his constituents.

“We appreciate the livelihood assistance given to our residents and we will help in the monitoring of livelihood undetakings. We also remind our beneficiaries to take care of the equipment for longer use,” Mayor Kanipa said.

DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio Cano pointed out that DOLE Field Offices will work closely with the Local Government Units to closely monitor the implementation of the program.

“We want that our beneficiaries will become successful in their chosen project. Aside from that we look forward in choosing potential best liveliohood projects in the region and be a model to all our beneficiaries,” said RD Cano. End/CDGamboa with reports from KZTurnos.