The Department of Labor and Employment represented by Kenrick Villaluz turns over to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, on behalf of LGU-Dumaguete, the check worth P 13.3 million as grant to the qualified beneficiaries of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program.
Mayor Remollo said that this livelihood grant was one of the promises made by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III when he visited the city last March to keynote the awarding ceremony for Dumaguete City PESO as Regional Best Public Employment Service Office in Central Visayas.
All beneficiaries of the Kabuhayan Program are members of associations duly accredited under the City Sectoral Desk Office. The grant will fund the provisions of NegoKarts for food vendors, fiberglass fishing boats and Free Bisikleta with mobile phones for massage therapists
City Sectoral Desk Officer Albert Aquino said that among the beneficiaries identified by Mayor Remollo are 118 food vendors including those at Chizstik Country in Bantayan; about 37 wives of tricycle drivers, who are also involved in some enterprises to augment the family income and 50 massage therapists who will provide home service using bicycles for transportation and mobile phones to communicate with their clients.
Others present during the recent simple turnover rites of the livelihood grant are Councilor Lilani Ramon, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores, City Treasurer Cristina Merced, PESO Manager Socorro P. Mira and City Agriculturist Marivic Umbac.