Also beneficiaries of the assistance were families of three persons with- isability (PWD) and family of a child-laborer.
DOLE-Kalinga Head Avelina Manganip said the aid is under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood, Employment and Emergency Program (DILEEP). It is part of government’s intervention to help affected families sustain their source of living.
Under the program , recipients do not get cash, instead they receive goods and items for their livelihood projects. Beneficiaries who are into hog-raising get piglets and feeds while those planning to start a sari-sari store get grocery goods, Manganip said.
As a program condition, partner-suppliers chosen by beneficiaries must be registered with the PhilGEP.
Based on the program implementing guideline, a certain amount is deducted on tax from the aid, Manganip noted. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga) By Larry T. Lopez