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DOLE RIZAL GRANTS BICYCLES, LOADING KITS TO 15 FULLY VACCINATED INFORMAL SECTOR WORKERS

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Rizal Provincial Office awarded free bicycles, android phone units, and PhP 5,000 worth of load to 15 fully inoculated informal sector workers against COVID-19, August 24.

Led by Marivic B. Martinez, Director of DOLE Rizal Provincial Office, with DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) Focal Janine Rivera, the Department provided the livelihood assistance to selected beneficiaries.

Under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program’s (DILP) Free Bisikleta (FreeBis) and BikeCINATION Project, the department targets to provide livelihood assistance to selected informal sector/displaced workers who are under A4 category and have already completed their two (2) doses of vaccine against COVID-19.

Aside from the bicycle, android phone, and load, beneficiaries are also entitled to receive a protective helmet, insulation bag & reflective vest.



During the program, Pililla Mayor Dan V. Masinsin, extended his utmost gratitude to the Department for choosing their Municipality to be the recipient of BikeCination Project in the Province of Rizal.

“Taos-pusong pasasalamat po sa DOLE family sa pangunguna ni Secretary Bello. Nakakatuwa naman na napili kayo na mapagkalooban ng ganyang gamit,” Mayor Masinsin said.
Aside from Mayor Masinsin, Vice Mayor Rafael L. Carpio, Councilor Susano Pendon, and PESO Pililla Manager Ruth Patapat also attended the said program.

New beginning, New hope

Merly Amores, a 53-year-old beneficiary of DOLE BikeCination Project shared her struggles she is facing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Having a small store in their house as the primary source of her income, Mores opts to find other means to sustain her family’s needs. She started selling tinapa, okoy and other snacks around Pililla.

 

Before, her only way to market her products is through peddling. Now that she received the bike aid from DOLE, Mores no longer need to worry about long-walks just to sell her products.
“Maraming salamat po! Malaking tulong po’yun sa amin, kasi po kapag magtitinda-tinda po ako, wala po akong masasakyan. Kapag mamalengke po ako, hindi na po ako mamasahe,” Amores expressed.

Mores also stated that she will use the loading kit she received as another source of income of her family.

“’Yung sa cellphone po, kapag may magpapa-load, magloload po ‘yung anak ko. Kasi hindi ho ba ngayon pandemic, nasa bahay lang sila nag-aaral. Kumbaga, may business din po ang anak ko para po pagkukuhanan ng pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan,” Amores added.

Director Martinez challenged the 15 BikeCINATION Project beneficiaries to expand their businesses.

“Sana mapaunlad niyo po kung ano mang existing business mayroon kayo,” she exclaimed.

The Municipality of Pililla is the first beneficiary of the BikeCination Project in the Province of Rizal.

by:

FLINT OSRIC T. GOROSPE
Community Facilitator


CHARMAINE D. BAISA
LEO III

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