To extend the social amelioration programs and basic services of the government closer to Filipinos, another localized Duterte Legacy Caravan in Metro Manila was held at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Grandstand, Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City on October 20, 2021.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) along with other government agencies continue to lend its unwavering support to the Duterte administration by actively promoting various employment and livelihood services to the public.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III joined the ceremonial activity and expressed the unceasing willingness of the government to improve the lives of the countrymen. Through DOLE, he featured the continued livelihood and job opportunities provided by the government for Filipinos nationwide through programs such as Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD), BikeCINATION Project, and other livelihood programs.

Around 1,500 rebel returnees and individuals under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) were profiled and are expected to become beneficiaries of the labor department’s integrated livelihood programs.

Simultaneously, NCRPO chief Vicente Danao, Jr. along with Secretary Bello and Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) led the inauguration of the NCRPO Malasakit Livelihood and Training Center, which aims to provide beneficiaries the much-needed job and livelihood assistance to help augment their family’s household income amidst the pandemic.

In his virtual address, guest of honor Senator Christopher Lawrence Go said that the program serves as a realization of President Rodrigo Duterte’s aspiration of better quality of life for the Filipinos.

During the event, Secretary Bello, Secretary Bautista, and other key officials also distributed the pangkabuhayan packages to the chosen beneficiaries.

END / Christopher Gregorio and Christinne Jeremiah Torrecampo