(Gov. Susan Yap (in white) leads the awarding of livelihood assistance. Photo Courtesy of PIA 3)
TARLAC CITY – The provincial government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) awarded livelihood assistance to a total of 100 indigents in Tarlac.
The Philippine Information Agency in Central Luzon reported that each beneficiary was given an enhanced or start-up business kit which they can use for their roving street food-vending businesses such as fishball, siomai, siopao and juice among others.
“This program in partnership with DOLE aims to enhance the income-generating economic activities in our province by providing livelihood to qualified beneficiaries and improve their capabilities as entrepreneurs,” Gov. Susan Yap said.
“We hope that all of you (beneficiaries) will grab this opportunity and will serve as a hope to contribute in strengthening the economic growth of our province, alleviate poverty and improve our standard of living,” she added.
Aside from the kits, all beneficiaries have undergone development trainings on product knowledge, marketing techniques and entrepreneurship and business management to ensure the proper management and sustenance of their livelihood projects.
The beneficiaries are also encouraged to acquire licenses and permits to legalize their businesses.