November 20, 2018
CATBALOGAN CITY – Three soldiers from Eastern Visayas who were wounded-in-action during the Marawi siege receive livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 8 on November 15, 2018 at the 8ID Stormtroopers Clubhouse, Camp General Vicente Lukban, this city.
In a simple turnover ceremony, Jessa Jean Noguit, Norma Nablo and Gemma Aban, wives of PFC Jerson C. Noguit, CPL Maximo Nablo, Jr. and CPL Edgie Aban personally received the agri-business projects amounting to more or less twenty thousand pesos (P20,000) each with big smiles on their faces.
“I am so thankful that we are given this kind of aid by the government. This will be a big help to our family and we will do our best to make this business grow,” Mrs. Noguit said.
Said livelihood assistance was a joint effort of DOLE and 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. DOLE RO8 Director Yahya A. Centi, Assistant Division Commander, BGen. Eliezer L. Losanes and DOLE Samar Field Office Head, Mr. Edgar B. Tabuyan graced the activity and personally awarded the livelihood grants.
Director Centi expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Philippine Army for being an active partner of DOLE in advocating its programs and services to the public particularly in the grassroots level.
“I’d like to recognize the efforts of our friends in the PA for being so enthusiastic in helping us bring our programs especially the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) closer to our clients. Serving the public becomes lighter when you know you have strong linkage with other government agencies”, said Centi.
The awarding ceremony was followed by an orientation seminar conducted by DOLE to capacitate the different operating units of 8ID implementing Community Support Program (CSP).