The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 11 rolled out raw materials to the members of Artes de San Vicente (AdSV) to support its garment production livelihood project in collaboration of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 11 last September 30, 2015 at Vincent Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Angliongto, Lanang, Davao City.

This is to complement the Shared Service Facility (SSF) provided by the DTI.

The 31 members of Artes de San Vicente received tools and materials such as cotton and lacoste fabrics, T-Shirt printing materials, threads, needles and embroidery frames among others from DOLE, and sewing and printing equipment from DTI.

DOLE Davao Region Assistant Regional Director Jason Balais appreciated the group for allowing the government agencies to empower them through the livelihood projects.

“We thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you because by properly managing these facilities and productively utilizing all its resources, you are assisting us  in our pursuit to create more livelihood groups to augment the income of your families,” said Balais.

Along with the materials, the group were registered with business permits and official receipts. They were also accredited by the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System that will allow them to accept orders and participate in the government biddings.

There was also a blessing of the livelihood center where the equipment and material will be housed.

Currently, Artes the San Vicente is completing the production of training folders for the BIMP-EAGA Investment Forum slated October 05, 2015.

The provision of materials is the second intervention of the labor department to the group following its Bayong-making livelihood project.