DOLE distributes P2M livelihood assistance in Bulacan

The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Luzon (DOLE 3) has distributed around P2 million-worth of livelihood assistance to marginalized residents in Bulacan province.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III led the distribution of assistance that benefited around 162 Bulakenyos from San Rafael town.

The livelihood provision, initiated by the office of Bulacan Third District Representative Lorna Silverio, was intended to improve the existing micro-businesses of the beneficiaries.

The livelihood assistance, in the form of various ambulant and food-retailing livelihood projects, was sourced from the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

Of the total livelihood beneficiaries, around 37 individuals received bicycle-assisted Negosyo sa Kariton (NegoKart) carts, while 63 individuals received sari-sari store packages, and the remaining 62 individuals received rice-trading packages.

The beneficiaries, mostly micro-small businesswomen, are marginalized individuals residing from the third district towns of San Miguel, San Ildefonso, and Doña Remedios Trinidad.

Bello, who also served as guest of honor, urged the beneficiaries to do their best to improve their livelihood projects by transforming them into sustainable businesses.

For her part, Congresswoman Silverio also urged her constituent-beneficiaries to strive for their betterment through the training and livelihood projects they received from government.

Joining Bello and Silverio in the livelihood distribution were DOLE 3 chief Ana Dione, DOLE’s Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns Director Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla and Financial Management Service Director Warren Miclat, and other local chief executives and officials.

Technical Support and Services Division for Welfare and Employment head Alejandro Inza Cruz and DOLE Bulacan Field Office head May Lyn Gozun were also present.