Ten beneficiaries from the various barangays who applied for the DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Assisted Integrated Livelihood Program received 29 sacks of rice each during the turnover held last November 17, 2022 at the Technical Skills and Development Center (TSDC).
Municipal Vice Mayor Reynaldo “Bojun” Bagayas Jr together with Sangguniang Bayan Members Councilor Joy Cordovez, Councilor Rina Quiño, Councilor Jay Albarece, Councilor Elzevir Dagunlay and Councilor Junidini Artajo graced the turnover ceremony to show their utmost support for the program. Vice Mayor Bagayas in his message expressed his gratitude about the program. “Mapasalamaton kayo ta nga naa na po’y programa sa DOLE nga atong matagamtaman nato dire sa lungsod sa Manolo Fortich. Mapasalamaton kita usab nga makanunayon ang mga programa dire sa lungsod sa Manolo Fortich pinaagi sa atong kooperasyon sa DOLE.” (We are very thankful that there is another program from DOLE that we can utilize here in the municipality of Manolo Fortich. We are also very thankful for the continuous programs here at Manolo Fortich through our cooperation with DOLE.)” Councilor Rina Quiño also shared her sentiments towards the Public Employment and Scholarships Office or PESO.“Mapasalamaton kita nga naa tay mga opisyales nga dedicated gayud kaayo into their service. (We are thankful that we have officers who are really very dedicated into their service.)”
On the other hand, Arlene Chavez, a resident from Barangay Mantibugao and one of the ten recipients expressed her thanks towards the officers behind this program. “Kaming mga beneficiary karon, dako kayo among pasalamat sa dugang nga panginabuhian. Dako kayo kining tabang kanamong tanan. (We, the beneficiaries are very thankful for the additional income. This is a really big help for all of us.”)
The rice provisions came all the way from Municipality of Quezon cared of by the Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) which is the FIFUPA (First United Farmers Agriculture) Cooperative who will also be in charge with facilitation, canvass, purchase, liquidation, and monitoring of the livelihood program according to Renie C. Lamoste, the chairman of the FIFUPA Cooperative. The program aims to give additional source of income to the beneficiaries through providing rice as capital for their business. Each of these beneficiaries passed business proposals as part of the requirements and was approved by the DOLE before the turnover ceremony.
Date Posted: November 22, 2022