Some thirteen self-employed workers from Malabon City received a Bigasan (rice retailing) Livelihood Project from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) through its CAMANAVA Field Office in partnership with the Malabon City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) awarded the grant under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP), with each beneficiaries receiving ten sacks of 50kg rice.

In attendance were the officials from the City Government of Malabon including Vice Mayor Bernard Dela Cruz, Congresswoman Jaye Lacson-Noel, Councilor Jose Lorenzo Oreta, Malabon PESO Manager Carla Cruz together with DOLE-NCR CAMANAVA Field Office team as represented by Supervising Labor and Employment Officer (LEO) Maria Luisa Khristina Oliveros, Employment Section Head Ronald Del Rosario, DILP Focal Person Rachel Roldan, and Angelica Fresnoza.

“Staying at home is perhaps the best and safest thing to do during this time of pandemic but we hope that you will maximize the opportunity to earn decent income while indoors through this livelihood grant from DOLE,” said Oliveros in her message.

Beneficiaries thanked the government for the assistance, hoping that the livelihood project will be sustained to help boost their household income.

The labor department’s DILP aims to reduce poverty through self-employment by providing sustainable local enterprises for the vulnerable and marginalized workers.

END / Rea Paulyn Mercado and Angelica Fresnoza