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Tuesday, 5 December 2023

50 parents of child laborers receive P1.5M livelihood projects

ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur -- In its continuous effort to eliminate child labor, the Department of Labor and Employment – Agusan del Sur Field Office (DOLE-ADSFO) released P1.5 million worth of livelihood projects to some 50 parents of child laborers of Esperanza, this province. 


The livelihood release was integrated during the flag raising ceremony of the local government unit of Esperanza, as attended by the managers of the municipal Public Employment Service Office (PESO) LGU officials.


Representing DOLE-ADSFO, Maximo Magallen, expressed his gratitude to LGU - Esperanza for the continuous support in implementing the existing programs and services of the department. 


“The Department of Labor and Employment, through the livelihood projects offered to our beneficiaries, is firm in its aim to alleviate the economic status of the beneficiaries,” Magallen said. 


Glinda Escobal, one of the beneficiaries of the program, gave her heartfelt appreciation to DOLE for the rare opportunity that she received from the government.


“With the help of this livelihood, I commit to sustain this project and I promise to support the education of my child,” added Escobal. 


The beneficiaries received P30,000 worth of individual livelihood project in the form of sari-sari store, rice retailing business, agri-veteranary supplies, fish vending, food vending, hog raising, mini frozen food store, nail salon, mini-school supplies, masonry, and vulcanizing shop.


The DOLE – Caraga continued to solidify its programs through strategic partnership with the LGUs and other stakeholders to ensure a child-labor-free nation in the future. (DOLE-ADSFO/PIA-Agusan del Sur)