The Department of Labor and Employment XI, through its Davao Oriental Field Office (DOFO), spearheaded the turnover ceremony of “Buko Pie Making Start-Up Kits” to Barangay DEL Women’s Association of Brgy. Don Enrique Lopez in Mati City on September 23, 2021.

Together with the coordination of the City Government of Mati, the 30 members of the association will undergo a 2-day training program of buko pie-making and coaching of basic inventory, budgeting, accounting, and other entrepreneurial skills.

This program is one of the efforts of DOLE XI in providing livelihood assistance to the informal sector workers of Davao Oriental. It aims to transform livelihood into competitive, resilient, and sustainable enterprises.

“Return the favor to DOLE XI by taking good care of the kits, by working hard to grow your business, and by sharing your knowledge to others,” DOLE XI-DOFO Livelihood Focal Person Francis Dominique Nazario said.

OIC-Regional Director Randolf C. Pensoy added that the office is dedicated to provide its beneficiaries with the necessary assistance in pursing livelihood and enterprise undertakings up to enabling them to grow into sustainable business.

In response, Federated Women President Melodina Arceño thanked DOLE XI and the City Government of Mati for the opportunity and usual support to the needs of the association.

Present during the turnover ceremony were City Mayor’s Office Representative Saddy Andrada, Federated Women President Melodina Arceño, Barangay officials of Don Enrique Lopez, and the 30 members of the Barangay DEL Women’s Association. The activity was held in Don Enrique Lopez Gymnasium.