Ifugao laborers group receive livelihood assistance

ASIPULO, Ifugao, July 3 (PIA) - - An association of laborers in barangay Panubtuban in this municipality is blessed to receive a livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the province.


Members of the Panubtuban Masons and Carpenters Association received carpentry and masonry tools and equipment funded by the DOLE under its Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) in partnership with the provincial local government unit as accredited co-partner.

It was explained that DOLE-Ifugao explained that the awarded tools and equipment are property of their agency for the period of three years hence it will conduct regular monitoring to ensure that the project is properly implemented. After the lapse of three years, the DOLE shall turn-over the said equipment to the association which shall also signal the completion of the project.

However, any violation to the memorandum of agreement within the three-year period may cause the termination of the project and imposition of penalties which may include among the retrieval of the equipment or the refund of its cost.

Dr. Avelina Manganip, head of DOLE-Ifugao, encouraged the beneficiaries to properly implement the livelihood assistance since the good implementation of the project will be the basis of the DOLE to expand its assistance to the group in the future.

Manganip cited an example from Kalinga where a group of displaced miners organized themselves and requested from DOLE training cum production on agricultural farming that enabled them to properly manage the awarded P30, 000.00 livelihood assistance to grow more than P300, 00.00    

Governor Pedro Mayam-o also enjoined the group to take care of the livelihood assistance given to them by the DOLE and also to support the programs of the administration. He also assured that his office is always open to accommodate all who wish to visit.

More ever, Asipulo Mayor Armando Domilod and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Arnold Guyguyon advised their people to improve their services through good and quality performance.

The association expressed gratitude to the DOLE and PLGU through the Public Employment Service Office for facilitating the paper works at the province for the realization of their proposal. Marcelo B. Lihgawon(JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


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