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PIA Press Release
2010/05/25

DOLE trains OFW dependents in Maria

by J. Alam

Province of Siquijor (25 May) -- To contribute to the government's national agenda of reducing poverty, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here, through its Kabuhayan Program conducted a training cum production for meat processing to the association in Maria town namely OFW's and Dependents Association.

The association is composed of OFW returnees and their dependents.

The training is part of DOLE's Kabuhayan program that aims to enhance the existing livelihood undertakings of self-employed workers in the informal economy into viable and sustainable business that will provide income at par with the minimum wage earners.

Speakers of the said training were Maritess Tanquiamco and Symon Hamoy both Senior Labor Officers of DOLE and Father Cecilio Gordoncillo, parish priest of Maria.

Topics include overview of entrepreneurship, project and financial management, and values and life plan.

As of reporting time, DOLE has established 11 livelihood projects all over Central Visayas . These are the PRESEED (Promotion for Rural Employment through Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Development); TULAY (Tulong Alalay Para sa Taong may Kapansanan; NEGO-KART (Negosyo sa Kariton); TUPAD ( Tulay para sa ating mga Disadvantage Workers).

SPES (Special Employment of Students) Program; NARS (Nurses assigned in Rural Services) ng Bayan program; YES (Youth Entrepreneurship Support); WEED (Women Employment and Enterprenuership Development); K-ITO (Kabataan Information Technology Opportunities); Kabuhayan Starter Kits and the ISLA (Integrated Services on Livelihood Advancement) Project.

DOLE-Siquijor said that the different job opportunities offered have helped improve the economic status of families in the island. (DOLE/PIA-Siquijor) [top]

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