The Department of Labor and Employment said Sunday some P3.084-million worth of livelihood assistance was released in the Cordillera Administrative Region to help alleviate the living condition of the people in the area.
The Labor department has been providing assistance to individuals and marginalized groups in communist infiltrated areas in support of the Duterte administration’s objective to end insurgency.
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the assistance is part of DoLE’s role in the implementation of the socio-economic development and confidence-building measures to end the local armed conflict.
DoLE-CAR Regional Director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman said his office released the assistance in the form of grant through the various local government units.
Among the approved projects are the layer egg production with a P323,081 fund in Sitio Dilong in Barangay Tubo in Abra for a group with 51 members; rice mill project with a funding of P430,234 for the Upper Atok Upland Farmers Association in Barangay Atok, Flora, Apayao with 89 members; and a bakery which costs P456,360 for the Malaganay-Layugan Organization in Barangay Malayugan, Flora with 100 members.
According to Guzman, the success and sustainability of the livelihood projects depend on the support and cooperation of the beneficiaries while DoLE will closely monitor the implementation of the projects within one year.