Some thirteen (13) displaced and underemployed beneficiaries from Makati District 1 received livelihood grants through the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) amounting to P130,728.00 on August 27, 31 and September 2, 2021.

The identified beneficiaries received livelihood packages such as Sewing Machine, Manicure & Pedicure Set, and Carinderia / Eatery Package as awarded by DOLE-National Capital Region through its Makati-Pasay Field Office led by OIC-Director, Atty. Olivia O. Obrero-Samson together with Employment Section head Katrina L. Otadoy and DILP focal person Divina Gracia R. Dean.

Atty. Obrero-Samson prodded the beneficiaries to continue working hard despite the challenges brought by the global health crisis. She also hoped that these livelihood projects become a source of additional income that will help in supporting the needs of their respective families whose means of living were immensely affected by the pandemic.

The livelihood recipients, who all benefitted from the government’s thrust to provide emergency employment assistance through the formation of various livelihood, expressed their gratitude to DOLE and mentioned that the DILP made them more resilient to achieve their aspirations.

As one of the flagship programs of the labor department under the leadership of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, the DILP seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment, and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.

END / Katrina Otadoy