DOLE grants aid to families of Kalinga soldiers wounded in Marawi

CITY OF TABUK, Dec. 20 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) handed P20,000 aid  to  families of each of the nine Kalinga soldiers who were wounded-in-action (WIA) and one who was  killed-in-action in Marawi  more than a year ago.


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






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