TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, July 24 (PNA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region XI turned over on Tuesday P10 million to 12 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as grant under the Bottoms-Up Budgeting Process (now formally called the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process).
The 12 organizations, whose combined membership totaled at 2,398 individuals, were awarded with Certificates of Entitlement for their respective livelihood projects and programs. These include Livelihood Assistance for Women, Fisher Folks, Fish Landing Laborers, Mangrove Growers, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples; Fruits and Vegetables Negokart Project; OFW Reintegration Project; Digital T-shirt Printing Project and Bigasan Project.
The 12 DOLE grantees are the Magugpo West Women’s Association, Garinan Mangrove Association, Inc., Women of Rural Improvement Club, Tagum Fish Landing Unified Labors Association, Barangay Tribal Council, Federation of Imams and Datus, Liboganon Fisher Folks Association, Cabugan SEA-K Organization, Negosyanteng Angat Grow Micro Biz, OFW Family Circle, Urban Poor Association of Cebole and 4H Club of Busaon.
Apart from the grant, DOLE XI also unveiled one unit of Job Search Kiosk (JSK) at the 3rd Floor of the Old City Hall Building.
The use of the kiosk, a user-friendly information portal that provides information on job opportunities and other employment-related information, both local and overseas, is geared towards easing the job hunting activities of the fresh graduates and other types of jobseekers through fast tracked accesses to relevant information on job openings, such as the hiring requirements of employers.
It is worthy to note that the City of Tagum is one of the 11 local government units in the country that was chosen by DOLE to be given the JSK due to its potential for job employment generation, and reduction for unemployment as well as underemployment. (PNA)