(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 22 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Farmers in Caraga receive DOLE’s starter kits, financial aid for business

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY (PIA) – A total of 198 beneficiaries under the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) received the starter kits and checks as financial assistance to help them with their own business.

DOLE Caraga Regional Director Joffrey Suyao, along with the heads of member agencies of the Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) handed over the tools/starter kits and checks to the farmer associations and individuals, in time with the 122nd Labor Day celebration held at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

Various projects for group livelihood and starter kits for the farmer associations and individual beneficiaries will now be implemented, including the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU)-Amparo Workers Association from Brgy. Amparo, Butuan City, for kakanin, bread, and pastry production and marketing with the amount of P742,378; Libas Farmers Association Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Brgy. Libas, Jabonga, with its water refilling station amounting to P963,720; LGU-Kitcharao for its Tilapia Fish cage production worth P1.5 million; and Dalcon Farmers Poverty Association from Brgy. Consorcia for its chicken egg production valued at P999,970.

Packages worth P30,000 were also turned over to the three individual beneficiaries for their snack refreshment and kakanin making, pastil de heneral making and kakanin making.

Various livelihood projects were also released at the different sites in the Caraga region, benefiting a total of 873 beneficiaries regionwide.

Dir. Suyao emphasized that more farmer organizations/associations in the different provinces of Caraga will benefit from DILP and more will be able to expand their livelihood.

"We are committed to ensure that employment and training opportunities are accessible to every formal and informal sector in Caraga. Your engagement is very crucial in driving our economy forward,” he cited.

Also, in his video message, DOLE Sec. Bienvenido Laguesma, highlighted the government's efforts and initiatives to uplift the lives of the Filipino workers by providing quality programs and services for the welfare of everyone.

He further stressed that President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. 's administration will continue to serve the interest of the general public.

"Mabuhay ang manggagawang Pilipino, nagpupugay at sumasaludo kami sa inyo," he remarked.

The release of DILP grants highlighted the 122nd Labor Day celebration with the theme, “Sa Bagong Pilipinas: Manggagawang Pilipino, Kabalikat at Kasama sa Pag-asenso.” (JPG/PIA-Caraga with a report from DOLE Caraga)