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DOLE releases 2.5 million in Grant Funds for livelihood projects in Calbayo

CALBAYOG CITY – A total of 2.5 Million in Grant Funds was on Wednesday June 14, 2017 released by the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII to the City Government of Calbayog. The release is made under the DOLE Kabuhayan program for the implementation of various Livelihood Projects under the Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BUB) program of LGU Calbayog.

A simple turn-over ceremony held at the Calbayog City Hall grounds marked the formal release of the funds. DOLE Samar Field Office Provincial Head Edgar B. Tabuyan, City Administrator Rosario Gonzaga and Calbayog PESO Manager Puring Sarzata graced the event.

Some 250 livelihood beneficiaries are expected to benefit from the fund release. The various individual livelihood projects to be funded include Food Processing, Sari-Sari Stores, Rice Retailing, Carenderia, Carpentry, Hollow Blocks Making, Fishing, Hog-Fattening, Baking, and Dressmaking.

“The grant fund released to the LGU will be used to procure all the needed raw materials, tools and jigs, and other equipment needed in the implementation of the various livelihood projects of the beneficiaries,” Tabuyan pointed out.

As the accredited co-partner (ACP) and proponent in the project implementation, the LGU Calbayog will undertake the procurement and implementation of the project.

Calbayog City Administrator Rosario Gonzaga in her message commended the Department of Labor for its active and generous support to the development programs of the LGU. “This livelihood project will indeed help our constituents, particularly vendors and small entrepreneurs to create new opportunities of earning a living,” Gonzaga added.

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