Binmaley, Pangasinan – The Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) conducts a 3-day Training Workshop on the Enhanced Guidelines and Implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) and Other Related Issues for more than one hundred (100) participants from the various DOLE-CAR Field Offices at the 567 Resort and Events Place, Binmaley, Pangasinan on April 17-19, 2023.

DILEEP is the Department’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction. To this end, the DOLE-CAR recognizes the vital roles and functions of the Livelihood Development Specialists (LDS) and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) Coordinators (TC) in assisting, orienting, and preparing livelihood proposals for the beneficiaries of the DILEEP.

The training aims to capacitate 17 LDS staff to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge in designing, implementing, and supervising the beneficiaries and other constituents in Livelihood Proposal preparation; capacitate the 132 TUPAD Coordinators on the techniques and guides in preparing simple narrative reports; and to improve their skills in carrying out key functions, solving problems, defining and achieving objectives for the DILEEP in general.

The three-day activity started with a pre-test to assess the initial understanding of the participants. This was followed by an overview/orientation on Department Order No. 173, as amended, or the Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP) by Labor and Employment III (LEO III) and TUPAD Regional Focal Person Lydia C. Rodas.

To develop and enhance their skills and knowledge in designing, implementing, and monitoring of beneficiaries and constituents in the Livelihood Proposals, DOLE-Mt. Province Field Office (DOLE-MPFO) DILEEP LEO III Amaranth Rae Abalos gave the “Introduction Objectives, Business/ Enterprise Introduction to Business Planning”.

This was followed by a comprehensive discussion on “What is a Business Plan?” and “The Union/ Organization Overview” by Kalinga Field Office (DOLE-KFO) Senior LEO Ma. Lourdes Canseco. The “Marketing Plan, Operations/Production Plan, Composition of Project Management Team” was delivered by DILP regional focal person LEO III Joyette Alonzo.

To further the working knowledge on business and livelihood, a talk on “Organization and Management Business Forms and Legal Responsibilities” was provided by DOLE Ifugao Field Office (DOLE-IFO) LEO III David Damoyan, while the “Parts of an Individual/ Group Project Proposal was discussed by DOLE-Apayao Satellite Office (DOLE-ASO) LEO III Marcelo Saleo-an, Jr.


An integral part of the proposal is the “Financial Statements”, provided by DOLE-Abra Field Office (DOLE-AFO) Grace Bandayrel, and concluded with a topic on “Project Evaluation and Appraisal” by LDS/ Consultant Samuel Lasdacan.

In order for the participants to incorporate and include important details from the validation and monitoring of TUPAD, Livelihood, and other related programs in their reports, a presentation on “Monitoring and Evaluation” was given by DOLE-CAR TSSD Developmental Section Head Senior LEO Teddy Sy.

The TUPAD focal persons also discussed the TUPAD Process Flow and a Reiteration on using the TUPAD System.

To enrich the participants with relevant information on Regulatory programs, an orientation on the Labor Inspection, General Labor Standards (GLS), Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS), and the Single-Entry Approach (SEnA) by SR. LEOs Rajan Gomuad (TSSD Regulatory Section Head) and Christian Bulatao.

The orientation will also highlight the DILEEP Financial Plan for 2023 by DOLE-CAR and Field Office Key officials, and a short team-building exercise to boost morale, team bonding, and overall reinforcement of the Department’s shared vision.


end//Daryll B. Ponard
LEO III/LIO Designate