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Amidst COVID-19 scare, DOLE-RO VIII awards P490K livelihood assistance to Abuyog farmers

Abuyog farmers livelihood assistance

By NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
March 18, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII (DOLE-RO VIII) continues to deliver its programs and services to the people of Eastern Visayas amidst the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) scare that haunts not only the region but the entire country.

DOLE-RO VIII through its Western Leyte Field Office has successfully released on March 18, 2020 livelihood assistance to the barangay local government unit of Malaguicay, Abuyog, Leyte amounting to P490,300.00.

Said livelihood aid was charged against the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) funds of the agency and will be utilized for the implementation of the Swine Production Project of Malaguicay Integrated Farmers Association with forty-one (41) members.

Present during the simple awarding ceremony were Hon.Lemuel Gin K. Traya, LGU-Abuyog Mayor, Mr. Francisco B. Archin, PESO Manager of LGU-Abuyog, Hon. Luciana L. Lutiva, Barangay Captain and Mr. Rosilito T. Ygaña, Senior Labor and Employment Officer.

Mayor Traya thanked the DOLE for the effort shown in awarding the livelihood assistance despite the COVID-19 scare presently affecting the transactions of all organizations and establishments.

“From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank DOLE for being sincere in helping our constituents, not letting the COVID stop you from delivering your programs and services. Thank you for bringing this assistance in such a time like this. We surely appreciate it”, said Mayor Traya.

In response, Mr. Ygaña gave his message in behalf of DOLE Regional Director Yahya A. Centi.

“In behalf of DOLE-RO VIII, I would like to say that we at DOLE will remain committed to the continued delivery and implementation of our programs and service for the benefit of Eastern Visayas. We really hope that we will all do our part for these livelihood funds to go a long way so that our efforts will not be in vain”, said Mr. Ygaña. (with reports from Rosilito T. Ygaña)

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