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52 Novo Vizcayano jeepney drivers and operators benefit from P1.5M worth of DOLE starter kits


Fifty-two (52) jeepney operators and drivers received P1.5M worth of starter kits under the EnTSUPERneur Project of the Department of Labor and Employment on February 15, 2023 at FTM Building, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, helping the displaced beneficiaries due to the PUV Modernization program.

The beneficiaries received tools and equipment amounting to P30,000.00 each to be able to start their livelihood endeavor on vulcanizing services, auto-mechanic services, welding shop/ services, dress making/ tailoring, auto and motorcycle change oil services, massage services, car wash services, furniture and carpentry services, rice retailing, food vending, baking and pastry, snack vending, motor shop services and vulcanizing services.

DOLE RO2 Assistant Regional Director Jesus Elpidio B. Atal Jr. represented Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales in the said activity. He was joined by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 02 Director Edward L. Cabase, DOLE-NVFO Head Ms. Elizabeth U. Martinez and PESO Manager Dolly Rose Minas, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya Mayor Antonio Sergio G. Bagasao and Bayombong PESO Manager Dolores Apalla.

In a speech delivered during the awarding of the starter kits, ARD Atal, Jr. expressed the DOLE’s overall desire to see the beneficiaries achieve their full earning potential through the livelihood opportunities provided by the agency in partnership with the LTFRB.

“Sa kagustuhan naming makita ng personal ang mga tatanggap [ng mga starter kits], kami mismo ang pumunta rito. Kami po ay tunay na masaya at nakikita namin [kung] saan napupunta ang pondo ng DOLE. Sana ay wag sayangin ang mga pang-kabuhayan na ito,” ARD Atal added.

“Hindi naming kayo hinahayaang maalisan ng trabaho o mag-trabaho kaya may ganito po tayong programa. Kaya sa kabila ng modernization, hindi po naming kayo pinapabayaan,” LTFRB Director Cabase said.

Cora Leal, one of the beneficiaries from Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya meanwhile expressed her gratitude for the assistance provided to her, noting how the assistance shall go a long way towards helping her provide for her family’s needs.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa grasya na ito para sa amin. Sa aking mga kasamahan, ipakita natin ang sipag para sa kabuhayang ito,” Ms. Leal said.

A Business and Work Improvement Course (BWIC) was also conducted to aid the beneficiaries on proper management of the business or livelihood project. The training also includes lectures on Entrepreneurship, Productivity, 5S, Simple Bookkeeping and Workshop and Occupational Safety and Health. ###

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