Tabuk City, Kalinga – Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) through its Kalinga Field Office provided livelihood assistance to sixty two (62) farmers of Sitio Bayabat, Dilag, Tabuk City in the province of Kalinga.

DOLE-CAR Regional Director Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman said the beneficiaries, who are all female farmers are members of the Iwwayat RIC Organization registered with DOLE in 2016 under the Rural Workers Program.

“ We believe that the Livelihood assistance provided to them will be used to purchase farm inputs supplies; retailing and provision of hand tractor for the association amounting to Four Hundred Ninety-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Pesos (P496, 900.00).” Guzman added.

He also said that the Department will continue to assist our vulnerable sectors and displaced workers to help them recover economically after this pandemic season. We also hope that their business venture will grow and become sustainable even after this pandemic .

DILP or the Kabuhayan Program of DOLE is a flagship program of the agency that aims to help marginalized groups such as self-employed workers who are unable to earn sufficient income, unpaid family workers, low-waged and seasonal workers, workers displaced or to be displaced, marginalized and landless farmers, marginalized fisher-folks, women and youth, persons with disability, senior citizens, indigenous peoples, victims of armed conflicts, rebel returnees, and parents of child laborers.

END/Patrick Rillorta with reports from Divine Valdez Grace, DOLE Kalinga FO.