1,358 individuals benefit from DOLE programs in CDO

By : Mindanao Today/10:19:25am 09/27/2021


Fifteen individuals received bicycles for the BikeCINATION Project. (RTP | PIA-10)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Committed to aid individuals, especially during the pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment-10 (DOLE-10) turned over P6,540,000 worth of programs and assistance to 1,358 beneficiaries recently.

“President Duterte said, ‘Bebot, remember that the money given to the Department of Labor is not the agency's money but of the people. Thus, you have to give that money to the people.’ We are here today to give you the financial aid. Please take care of the money given to you,” DOLE Sec. Silvestre Bello III said.

In the said program, 15 individuals received bicycles for the BikeCINATION Project.

It is a special project under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to incentivize workers who have completed the two doses of Covid-19 vaccines and cushion the impact of the pandemic to the workers in the informal economy.

Another 12 individuals from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group received home-based salon starter kit amounting to P250,000.

For the Kabuhayan Program, eight groups in the city received aid from DOLE-10 of about P250,000 per group. The groups handle food processing business, massage clinic, convenience store, dressmaking business and fishing.

A total of 226 fire victims in the city also received cash assistance that amounted to P824,900.
For the assistance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) helped two OFW associations through the Tulong Puso Program and two OFWs via Balik Pinay Balik Hanapbuhay where each OFW received P20,000 cash assistance.

Scholarships were also provided to two college-level dependents of active member OFWs whose employment were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each received P10,000 cash assistance. Another three students earned P10,000 each for the OFW Dependent Scholarship Program.

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno extended his gratitude to DOLE through Bello saying, “We are thankful for his leadership in the Department of Labor and Employment as well as for his love not just in northern Mindanao but in the whole island of Mindanao.” (RTP | PIA-10)

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