A total of P498,825.00 Negocart Livelihood Package was awarded to 25 beneficiaries from District 5, Quezon City on October 6, 2020 at the Novaliches District Center Covered Court in Quezon City.  

Beneficiaries are composed of displaced workers, working poor, and underemployed.

Labor and Employment Officers Rey D. Sanglay and Hannah Jane T. Postrado of the DOLE-NCR Quezon City Field Office together with the representatives from the Quezon City Local Government Unit (LGU) spearheaded the awarding ceremony of the Negocart Livelihood Package.

Councilor Patrick Michael Vargas of the Quezon City LGU also attended the awarding ceremony and shared valuable tips on how to run a business. He said that in order for the beneficiaries to sustain their livelihood undertaking, one should avoid “pautang” even for a family or a friend.

“Magpupursige po akong magtinda para mas lumago pa po ang livelihood assistance na natanggap namin. Magsisimula po akong magtinda sa hapon hanggang sa gabi,” said Jhennelyn Cuadra, one of the beneficiaries who received the Negocart Livelihood Package, which comes with a fish ball cart, vinyl type sticker, stove, frying pan, strainer, ladle, tong, condiment container, paper plate, fish ball stick, 1 liter of soy sauce, vinegar, cooking oil and 1 kilogram of brown sugar.

 The Livelihood or Kabuhayan Program is one of the flagship programs of the labor department that provides grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood and entrepreneurial ventures for vulnerable and marginalized workers. Individuals or groups that are interested in availing of the DOLE livelihood assistance program may visit their nearest Public Employment Service Office (PESO) or DOLE regional / field office.

END / Eilaine Lou Lumagbas with report from Hannah Jane Postrado