About 183 ambulant vendors formally received today NEGO-KART that is expected to provide additional income to the families of the beneficiaries and generate employment especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Maria Teresa Tanquiamco, Provincial Head of the Department of Labor and Employment led the distribution of the Nego-Kart this afternoon at the Pantawan People’s Park Rizal Boulevard.
Each of the 183 beneficiaries was provided a Nego-Kart with bicycle and accessories, steel wok, stove burner, glass show case and plastic containers along with raw materials needed so they can start their small vending business.
Mayor Remollo commended the Department of Labor and Employment for the provision of the Nego-Karts and urged the beneficiaries coming from the different barangays to take care of their Nego-Karts, to persevere so they could earn decently and in an orderly manner.
Present during the distribution of the Nego-Karts aside from the beneficiaries are Vice-Mayor Maria Isabel Sagarbarria, Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Deputy Mayor for Livelihood; SK President Renz Macion, Deputy Mayor for Employment; City Administrator Lilani L. Ramo, Dumaguete PESO Manager Socorro P. Mira, City Sectoral Desk Officer Albert Aquino, Rotary Club of Dumaguete-South President Aurelio Bodo, PSC Commissioner Mon Fernandez and other guests.
The representatives of the ambulant vendors Anel D. Teves, Jornie Ocepido and Rosemarie Ramirez expressed their sincere gratitude to Mayor Remollo, DOLE-Negros Oriental, Dumaguete PESO, City Sectoral Desk Office and Rotary Club of Dumaguete-South (which provided solar powered lights for each Nego-Kart) for giving the beneficiaries the opportunity to earn and uplift their economic conditions.
This livelihood assistance is part of the P 25 million worth livelihood grants by then DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III in recognition of the Dumaguete City Public Employment Service Office for being the Regional Best Public Employment Service Office in Central Visayas.