NEW Corella, Davao del Norte – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI through its Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BUB) Program has recently turned-over livelihood provisions to the New Corella Small Vendors Association (NECOSVA).

The blessing and turn-over ceremony was held last Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

NECOSVA was granted with P1-million pesos worth of livelihood assistance which is for 26 trisikad mobile stores for the plaza vendors who usually sell their goods at the night market, 18 negocarts for the balut and crispy chicken vendors, 12 mobile booths for those selling outside the schools, and 19 food handling kits for the ambulant vendors selling fruits, veggies and viands.

The said project was proposed by the Municipality of New Corella through their Public Employment Service Office wherein they also gave a counterpart of P172, 500 which will be for the trainings and an additional capital of each beneficiary amounting to P5,000 pesos each.

Through this, their municipal government aims to reduce the capital dependency on loans of the vendors, produce a “vibrant economy” in their area and promote tourism in the municipality.

“Sa mga miyembro sa NECOSVA atong ampingan ug palambuon ang atong proyekto (To the members of NECOSVA, let us take care and develop our project),” said DOLE XI OIC-Assistant Regional Director Jason P. Balais in his message during the event.

New Corella Municipal Mayor Nestor L. Alcoran, in his message, expressed his gratitude to the Department for answering their call for assistance.

Also present in the event were DOLE XI Davao del Norte Provincial Chief Erlinda G. Mamitag, New Corella Mayor-elect Rhodora Alcoran and New Corella PESO manager Edgar Allan D. Valle.

Kriztja Marae G. Labrador/LCO-DOLEXI