(PAGASA PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 14 August 2018) At 3AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was located at 760km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds coming from the Southwest with moderate to rough seas. PAGASA/IMBB

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


DOLE-Caraga grants P1.48M livelihood assistance to Dinagat rural workers

SURIGAO CITY, Aug. 14 -- The Department of Labor and Employment - Province of Dinagat Islands (DOLE-PDI), in partnership with the local government units of Basilisa and Tubajon, handed over PhP1.48 million worth of check to 90 beneficiaries of livelihood assistance on July 2 to 3, 2018 at the  Municipal Gymnasium of Tag-abaca and Sto. Niño in Basilisa and Sitio Babangnan in Tubajon, province of Dinagat Islands.

Provincial program focal person Arnaldo A. Anito reoriented the program beneficiaries on the guidelines of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to remind them of their responsibilities in sustaining the livelihood program.

Anito turned over three checks to the registered Rural Workers Associations in the Municipality of Basilisa, namely Tag-abaca Farmers Association with 30 beneficiaries for their post-harvest facilities and rental services; Sto. Niño Integrated United People Association with 36 beneficiaries for motor spare parts trading and repair shop amounting to PhP445,000 and PhP332,500, respectively; and Grupo ng mga Mangingisda sa Sitio Babangnan for fishing pump boats with net for Balo Fishing in the amount of PhP708,040 with 24 total beneficiaries.

The DILP aims to promote poverty reduction and provide protection to vulnerable and marginalized workers.

It fosters their capacity to attain a more productive and satisfying life and promotes entrepreneurship through small income-generating projects. (VLG/DOLE-Caraga)

DOLE-PDI provides nego-karts, raw materials to Cagdianao mobile vendors association

SURIGAO CITY, Aug. 14 -- The Department of Labor and Employment - Province of Dinagat Islands (DOLE-PDI) satellite office awarded Nego-Kart and raw materials to nine members of Cagdianao Mobile Vendors Association on July 5, 2018 conducted at the Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion, Cagdianao, province of Dinagat Islands. 

This livelihood project comprising of raw materials funded by the DOLE reached a total amount of PhP135,000.

Each vendor-beneficiary was provided with a vending cart and raw materials costing PhP14,568.

Nego-Kart or “Negosyo sa Kariton” is a project for mobile vendors in Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands.

The project will assist the vendors in making their existing livelihood undertakings grow into profitable and sustainable business and to determine the degree of results that fulfills the beneficiary’s needs and expectations.

Nego-Kart Project is one of the key answers in alleviating poverty to those who want to find an alternative in uplifting their means of living.

The release of the Nego-Kart was led by the PDI-OIC Head, Verlan Diaz in collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Cagdianao, Mayor Adolfo Longos. (VLG/DOLE-Caraga)