Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DOLE releases P12-M for Zampen livelihood projects

Chief of reporters

PAGADIAN CITY—The labor and employee department released a total of P12-million for various livelihood projects, Ponciano “Nonoy Ligutom, DOLE regional director said.

For Zamboanga Sibugay, a total of P3.2-million was released for 13 projects while Zamboanga del Sur received P3.1-million for 14 projects in its two districts.

The said money for Zambosur is broken down into P120,324 for Josefina, given to the Differently Able Person Association for their goat raising and dispersal project; P454,685.00 to Ramon Magsaysay for TCP on bamboo furniture and handicraft making and P100,000 for the TCP on Sinamay Handloom Weaving project for Federated Women’s Association in Dumingag.

Another P478,375 is for Springland Young Young Workers Association in Tuburan District, this city, for their Internet Café and P139,225 for Brgy. Lourdes in their goat-raising project.

In the second district, DOLE released P100,000 to Balongbalong Fisher folk Association in Pitogo for their TCP on Fish Coral; P84,000 to Margosatubig Association of Tricycle Operators and Drivers for Economic Development, for their Motorcycle Engine Repair, Servicing and Vulcanizing; P89,530 to Bulawan Women’s Association in LaPuyan for their TCP Sinamay Handloom Weaving project; P284,800 to Metokong Fisherfolk Association in Dumalinao for their Seaweeds Trading project; P218,360 to Achievers Youth Association in Poblacion Lakewood for their Internet Café and Photo Copier Services and P60,000 for the Cattle Dispersal Project of Lakewood Disabled Person Association in Poblacion Lakewood.

DOLE likewise handed over last Nov. 19 a check in the amount of P419,100 to Unified Partners on Livelihood for Cellular Phone Technicians in Agora; P311,452 for the Sakada Initiative of Change Working Youth Association in Sto. Niño, and P108, 372 for the Banale Small Farmers Association in their Goat Raising project.

The release of the amount was conducted after the conduct of Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) Strategic Planning Workshop and installation of Officers at Guillermo Hotel.

The said amount was turned-over first to the city government through Mayor Samuel Co before it will be formally handed to the recipients as a grant.

The city government, as recommending LGU through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), will monitor the said projects.

Co commented that the livelihood projects would help the city in addressing its unemployment problem.

“We also have support programs like these but in the form of loan assistance to our farmers. Sad to know though that more than P3-million was already released but most of the recipients were not able to pay because of some reasons,” the mayor added.