The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) awarded the Bigasan Package to some 67 beneficiaries from Makati City District 1 and Pasay City in December 2022.

The 670,000.00 pesos worth of DOLE assistance were specifically awarded to parents of identified child laborers, displaced vendors, and sari-sari store owners. From the total number of beneficiaries, 27 of them are from Makati City District 1 while the remaining 40 resides in Pasay City.

Awarding of the DOLE Livelihood Assistance at Makati City District 1 on December 13, 2022.


Awarding of the DOLE Livelihood Assistance in Pasay City on December 15, 2022.


DOLE-NCR Makati-Pasay Field Office (MPFO) Director II, Atty. Olivia O. Obrero-Samson, both led the awarding of assistance and was accompanied by Hon. Romulo Valderama Peña Jr., Makati District 1 Representative, on December 13, 2022 and Ms. Filipinas Rosario C. Sampang, Officer-in-Charge of the Public Employment Service Office under the City Government of Pasay, on December 15, 2022.

The MPFO Director, in her short message, reminded the beneficiaries to make the most out of the livelihood package and hoped that the DOLE grant will help improve their household income.

END / Francisco Orallo Jr. with photos from Divina Gracia Dean