ADDITIONAL beneficiaries are to start soon with their
business projects after collectively receiving more than
P500,000.00 from the Department in the province of Bohol.
Department of Labor
and Employment 7 (DOLE
7) -Bohol Field Office (BFO)
Officer-in-Charge Angelie T.
Salgados reported to DOLE-7
Regional Director Salome O.
Siaton that funds have been
released to beneficiaries of
DOLE’s livelihood program in
a ceremonial turn-over held
at the New Provincial Capitol
Building, Barangay Cogon,
Witnessed by Congressman Edgar M. Chatto, members of the Panaghiusa sa Mga
and three more individuals
received livelihood funds for
their new business undertakings.
According to Salgados,
PAGMATA members will soon
venture into Production of
Souvenir Items Projects. “They are expected to produce sandals, bags and other souvenir
items,” she said, adding that
the other three individual beneficiaries will engage in food
selling and tailoring business.
The assistance that beneficiaries received, falls under the
Individual Projects category
that granted each one of them
“After canvassing and procurement of goods have been
carried out, beneficiaries will
receive the tools, jigs and materials required by their respective projects,” said Salgados.
She said that to ensure that
recipients are socially ready for
the DOLE’s assistance, they
were provided with the necessary technical assistance in the
form of some trainings on simple bookkeeping and project
Siaton congratulated the
latest additions to the pool of
DOLE livelihood program beneficiaries.
She urged them to work
hard and do their best in
sustaining their individual
projects. “It’s not every day that DOLE provides financial assistance. The Department does not just give it to
anyone. It means to say that
the DOLE’s livelihood beneficiaries received the assistance
because they deserve it after
their respective project proposals have passed the standards of the Regional Project
Management Team,” added
Under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program
(DILEEP), livelihood projects
are categorized into Group
Projects and Individual Projects.
Beneficiaries under Group
Projects could be granted a
maximum financial assistance
of One Million Pesos depending on the number of members
that comprises the group or
association and their project
requirements. Those under
Individual Projects, on the
other hand, could be given up
to Thirty Thousand Pesos depending on the project requirements