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DOLE pours out livelihood fund to Nueva Vizcaya province, LGUs


Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade awarded livelihood funds to four municipalities and to the provincial LGU of Nueva Vizcaya in this town on January 22, 2021.

A total amount of P3,247,514.00, sourced from the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Project (DILP) Kabuhayan Starter Kit (DKSK), was awarded to the town’s of Aritao, Alfonso Castañeda, Villaverde and Sta. Fe for the benefit of 120 skilled beneficiaries.

The starter kits distributed consist of tools and raw materials for beneficiaries with skills on nail & hair care services, bread and pastry baking, dress making / tailoring, welding, masonry, and carpentry.

The provincial LGU of Nueva Vizcaya meanwhile received livelihood fund amounting to P4.9M with P1.9M intended for the TUPAD program and P3M for the DKSK catering to 100 skilled beneficiaries in the province.


Fifty (50) skilled beneficiaries also received their certificates of award for a package of one cart (trike) worth P19,000.00 and a seed capital of P9,000.00 under the DILP Nego-Kart livelihood fund assistance intended to enhance their present livelihood undertaking.

In his speech, Secretary Bello reminded the beneficiaries that despite the challenges in life, hope and better chances will always be present and that government programs and services will be available for beneficiaries to avail of.

Barangays’ Don Tomas Maddela and Don Domingo Maddela were given 70 Nego Kart slots for the benefit of beneficiaries from the said barangays. Secretary Tugade also pledged 10 units of motorized boats to be used in the livelihood undertakings of fisherman in Bayombong town.

All the beneficiaries of the DKSK and Nego-Kart will also be provided with trainings by DOLE’s accredited co-partner (ACP) covering modules on Business Work Improvement (BWIC) and Occupational Safety and Health Standards.  ###

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