Thursday, 18th April 2019


24 livelihood projects for Yolanda survivors

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ROXAS CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has funded 24 livelihood projects worth P10.87 million in Capiz in the first half of 2014 under the Yolanda Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP).

These include the establishment of a community bakery, shield metal arc welding cum production project, communal swine raising facilities and organic fertilizer production, hog dispersal and rehabilitation of various infrastructure projects.

The projects will benefi t some 2,141 unemployed citizens, marginalized farmers, workers in the informal economy and vulnerable workers of the province.

DOLE 6 Technical Services Support Division Chief Mary Agnes Capigon said that the allocation form part of the P49-million worth of livelihood projects that will benefit a total of 8,164 Yolanda survivors in Western Visayas.

The regional YRRP budget will finance 147 projects spread out in 37 municipalities within the region which were greatly affected.

The program seeks to restore the lost or damaged livelihoods of the beneficiaries and rebuild various infrastructure projects of local government units.

In a DOLE 6 article, DOLE 6 Director Ponciano Ligutom said that the amount of assistance represents 19 percent of the entire YRRP budget. Ligutom said that by December 2014, the budget under the program will be fully used to restore the lost livelihood and generate jobs for thousands of Yolanda survivors. (PIA Capiz/Alex Lumaque)

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