By NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO, DOLE-8
June 27, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – A total of P2,962,250.00 livelihood funds were released by the Department of Labor and Employment to the local government unit of MacArthur, Leyte during the 2nd Quarter North Leyte PESO Managers Meeting last June 20, 2019 at the ABC Hall, LGU Compound, MacArthur, Leyte.
Present during the simple turnover of livelihood checks are Ms. Bernardita Navarra, DOLE North Leyte Field Office Head, Hon. Rene Leria, Mayor of LGU MacArthur, and Ms. Fedelina Pica, PESO Manager of MacArhur, Leyte. Representatives of recipient associations were likewise present to witness the awarding of checks.
The said amount will be benefiting forty-three (43) persons with disabilities (PWDs) and one hundred forty-one (141) farmers from MacArthur, Leyte.
Mayor Leria was delighted during the turnover and expressed his sincerest thanks to DOLE. He said, “In behalf of LGU-MacArthur, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to DOLE for these funds. I am sure these funds will go a long way for our deserving beneficiaries”.
Ms. Navarra on the other hand said that DOLE will always be ready to extend assistance because it is one of the reasons why it exists. She likewise reminded the beneficiaries to be good stewards of their livelihood projects.
“We are doing the best we can so we’ll be able to be of service to you because that is why we are here as a government agency. I just want to urge our beneficiaries to really be united in handling your livelihood projects for your own benefit too”, said Ms. Navarra.
Breakdown of approved projects are as follows: Photocopying Center Project of the MacArthur Persons with Disability Association amounting to P463,200.00; Poultry Farming and Chicken Egg Production of the Lanawan Farmers Association amounting to P499,050.00; and Provision of 4-wheel Drive Tractors of General Luna Integrated Farmers Association and LIDAROIMMA Irrigators Association amounting to P2,000,000.00.