fisherfolks to get P600,000 Livelihood Formation fund from DOLE
By ES GORNE, PIA Southern
December 17, 2011
MAASIN CITY – The
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) -Southern Leyte Filed Office
(SLFO) has scheduled this month for the release of livelihood
formation projects to enable the Barangay Combado fisherfolks to start
quickly, a livelihood undertaking and become self-employed.
Some 48 fisherfolks
coming from Barangay Combado,
are the recipients of the livelihood formation project for the small
fisherfolks, DOLE–SLFO Staff Mario Tictic disclosed to PIA
Since 10 of them have
their own bancas, only the 38 remaining fisherfolks were provided with
new paddled-bancas together with other fishing equipment like hook and
line, fishing nets and under the P600,000 - worth mentioned project
grant, Tictic revealed.
Tictic also said,
however, should the beneficiary abandons the fishing equipment and no
longer uses them, then the government employment agency will be forced
to get back the fishing materials distributed under the project.
He added that the
project cost is jointly funded and supported by the Maasin City
government at 20 percent of the total project cost will be shouldered
by the local government unit. The city government counterpart comes
in the form of trainings, provision of venues, technical assistance,
receives an average of more or less P12,000 – worth of fishing
equipment under the project, Tictic added.
package of livelihood formation project will simultaneously be
released to less than 100 workers in the informal economy based in the
city with varied livelihood packages as needed in their easy to learn
livelihood undertakings, Tictic said.