CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 granted P84,377,605 as livelihood assistance to 9,596 beneficiaries in northern Mindanao through its DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) for the fiscal year 2022.
DOLE Regional Director Albert E. Gutib strongly supports the goal of the program, which is to help people find other jobs and earn more money. This effort was made possible through a partnership with the local government units, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and various non-government organizations as DOLE’s accredited co-partners in the implementation of the program.
They were involved in the pre-implementation, implementation, and post-implementation activities of the projects and served as consultants and trainers to help address the needs of the target beneficiaries.
Out of the 9,596 people who will benefit, 810 are parents or guardians of child laborers, 300 are transport drivers or operators, 99 are indigenous people, senior citizens, and people with disabilities (PWDs), and 237 are former rebels.
Part of the program package was building the skills of beneficiaries of the Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF) and PESO managers. This was done to help beneficiaries and partners on the ground carry out livelihood projects in a way that is successful and lasts.
The DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or Kabuhayan Program is a grant assistance program for capacity building on livelihoods for the working poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers, either for individual or group livelihood projects or undertakings. A maximum livelihood grant of P30,000 for the individual project and a maximum of up to P1 million for group projects, depending on the number and needs of the beneficiaries. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)