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₱169M livelihood and emergency employment fund boon for 23,000 beneficiaries in 2017

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan---The Department of Labor and Employment – Regional Office No. 2 (DOLE 2) documented a total of 23,009 beneficiaries who benefited from the 169 million pesos DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) fund for the year 2017.




DOLE 2 Regional Director Manuel C. Roldan said that this included 165 DILEEP projects which was distributed to the different Municipalities in Region 2 namely Cagayan, Batanes, Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya.




“The government, especially us DOLE, is continuously gearing up towards the agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction and is winning in reducing the vulnerability to risks of poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers,” Dir. Roldan said.




The beneficiaries of the program availed of the different projects under the DILEEP which consists of the Kabuhayan or Livelihood Program and the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para Sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) or Emergency Employment Program.




The Kabuhayan or Livelihood Program is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers.




The TUPAD on the other hand, is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers in the municipality or barangay, underemployed, and employed poor, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of the work to be performed.






Among the beneficiaries that the program seeks to assist are the workers with special concerns or those who constitute the informal sector. They are the differently-abled persons, indigenous people, and parents of child laborers, self-employed workers with insufficient income, disadvantaged women and youth, urban poor, landless farmers, fisherfolks, displaced workers, and low-wage and seasonal workers, according to Dir. Roldan.



“Through the DILEEP, the DOLE was able to assist displaced and disadvantaged workers return to normal life and recover from the brunt of calamity by giving them short-term income support and livelihood assistance. At the same time, the DOLE, through the DILEEP, also enlist the beneficiaries for the rehabilitation, clearing and cleaning of their affected communities and promote entrepreneurship and community enterprises,” Dir. Roldan added. (END/JVP/RBE)
by: Jolina V. Pelovello
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