By Larry T. Lopez, PIA-CAR
TABUK CITY, Kalinga– Labor and Employment provincial office has released P300,000 in livelihood aid to a group of returning and displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) of Barangay Bulanao, here.
The money is coursed through Tabuk City government as accredited partner under DOLE’s Integrated Development Project for Small Enterprise Develop-ment.
As safeguard, DOLE inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Tabuk City government and the migrant worker beneficiaries, who have organized for a tailoring and dressmaking enterprise.
Partner local government units under the program oblige a counterpart and for this project, Tabuk City government is giving at least a 20% share of the DOLE aid to the OFW organization.
DOLE-Kalinga Provincial Head Alexander Gumabol handed over the check to Tabuk City Mayor Ferdinand B. Tubban, this week.
The DOLE aid, according to Gumabol, will be used to purchase sewing machines and other needed equipments, while the LGU counterpart will be used for capability enhancement and other required costs.
Beneficiaries are told to start immediately the operation of their small business upon the turn-over of purchased sewing machines by the city govern-ment.#