IGACOS – The scarcity of filtered water leads a small cooperative to submit a project proposal to the Department of Labor and Employment XI. The group finds the project profitable due to the absence of water refilling station in the area.

To acquire the equipment which include one (1) unit water refilling machine, three (3) stainless tanks, one (1) unit electronic table top water dispenser, thirty (30) table top water dispenser, one (1) unit of air conditioner, and one (1) unit generator set, DOLE XI through its DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) granted the cooperative the amount of Five Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Three Hundred Twenty (P599,320.00) Pesos.

It was the first time that GRAINS Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GRAINS-MPC) received a livelihood grant from DOLE XI. The turnover ceremony which was led by Francis Dominique Y. Nazario, head of DOLE Samal Satellite Office was graced by the presence of DOLE XI OIC-Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Jason P. Balais, TSSD OIC-Chief Paul V. Cruz, DOLE XI Livelihood Focal, Rodrigo O. Roble, Jr. and Samal PESO Team headed by the PESO Manager Florencio Thaddeus Valera.

ARD Balais said, “Take good care of this project. If you can increase your income, then an enhancement is very possible in the future.” The turnover activity was conducted at Brgy. Aumbay, Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal on October 4, 2019. (By Bernadine Xophia B. Bouffard, ICS, TSSD, DOLE XI)

The Check. DOLE XI OIC-ARD Balais turns over the check to the chairman of the cooperative witnessed by their officers and members, the teams from Department of Labor and Employment and Samal PESO.

DU30 Punch. Stakeholders and beneficiaries pose with the popular punch for posterity.