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P2.7-M DOLE aid to benefit 139 parents of child laborers in Samar

Tacloban City – Some 139 parents and  guardians of child laborers profiled in Villareal, Samar are the latest beneficiaries of the livelilhood program of the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 8.

DOLE Samar Field Office (SFO) led by Chief Fe Norma D. Valuis successfully awarded a livelihood check amounting to Php 2,780,000.00 to the local government unit of VIllareal through its Municipal Mayor, Hon. Marilou Latorre last 28 October 2020 at the Municipal’s Hall. 

Also present during the awarding ceremony were Maria Nenita S. Varela, PESO Manager and Ms. Maria Chulla B. Corpuz, SFO livelihood focal.

With the said livelihood funds, the beneficiaries will venture into Hog Production and Sari-sari store projects through individual undertakings.

Chief Valuis congratulated Mayor Latorre for her active and dynamic local governance and for making things happen for the advancement and life-changing opportunities for her constituents. 

She likewise stressed that the livelihood aid to parents of child laborers profiled is one of the department’s ways to combat all forms of child labor in the country.

“The DOLE is firm in upholding the rights of children including their protection from all forms of child abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation, and discrimination and other conditions prejudicial to their development, particularly child labor and its worst forms through nationwide profiling. We are providing livelihood assistance to parents/guardians of child laborers to enable their families start their livelihood undertakings”, said

On the part of LGU, Mayor Latorre expressed her profound thanks and gratitude to DOLE Regional Director Yahya A. Centi and the SFO team for all the support and assistance extended to LGU – Villareal.

“DOLE has been our constant partner and supporter in many pro-development efforts and employment-generating programs and projects that brought significant difference to the lives of our poor and disadvantaged constituents”, she said.

PESO Manager Varela reminded the beneficiaries to be more patient and understanding as their proposed individual livelihood projects will undergo a standard procurement process to conform with the provisions prescribed under the Government Procurement Act. 

The financial grant was released under the Kabuhayan component of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP). 

It was ensured that social distancing and other COVID-19 health protocols were strictly observed during the awarding ceremony. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano with reports from Kirstine Ranz Orara

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