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Recently, the DOLE Rizal Provincial Office (DOLE Rizal) discusses the facets of its Kabuhayan Program (also known as DOLE-Integrated Livelihood Program) to the staff of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Extension Management Office (PUP-EMO) and National Housing Authority-Rizal (NHA-Rizal) as they explore possible collaboration for a community development project in Baras, Rizal.

PUP-EMO, the community development arm of the University, requested the orientation after they have informed by their valued partner, NHA-Rizal that DOLE offers livelihood grants to qualified beneficiaries or communities. PUP-EMO wanted to further understand the program and explore the areas on how they could work with DOLE for their planned extension project.

Through its flagship extension project, “Salin-Kaalaman, Tungo sa Kaunlaran” the state university intends to provide knowledge and information transfer to their identified groups or communities needing the expertise of the faculty trainers from the university.

Currently, PUP-EMO offers practical training in the following areas: livelihood and skill training, basic literacy, health and wellness, environmental and special training for special groups (i.e. DILG, policemen, MMDA personnel, etc.)

During the orientation, Extension and Community Linkages Center Chief, Dr. Henry B. Prudente mentioned that he was astonished when he heard about the DILP from the representatives of NHA—for this is the program that they are looking for their extension project.

“Noong namention po nina ma’am Sally at sir Mike ‘yung DILP po, parang nanlaki ang mata ko dahil ito ang hinahanap natin. Kasi po ang nangyayari po kasi rito sa Extension Management Office, ‘yung main thrust po namin is to… [train] ‘yung mga beneficiaries po using ‘yung skills po ng aming faculty,” Dr. Prudente exclaimed.

Rizal Supervising Labor and Employment Officer, Victoria B. Natanauan explained in detail the composition of the DILP. Natanauan discussed the components of the program, from modes of implementation, down to classification of projects and eligibility of the beneficiaries. On the last part of her presentation, Natanauan reiterated the coverage of provisions that the Department gives for the projects like the PUP-EMO has.


“Ito pong DILP o the DOLE-Integrated Livelihood Program ang composition lang po talaga ng provision of assistance ay ‘yung equipment, tools, raw materials na gagamitin po doon sa livelihood project. Hindi po talaga pwede roon ‘yung transportation expense so hindi po talaga namin ‘yun sinasagot,” Natanauan said.

Prof. Edcon Baccay, one of PUP’s faculty extensionist, commended the program that DOLE Rizal opens to them. He believes that the University could implement their extension project through DILP.

“Napakaganda po ‘nung proyekto nating ‘yan, kasi as a faculty extensionist of College of Science, medyo positive po na tayo’y pwedeng mag-extension [project] dito sa may Rizal,” Prof. Baccay expressed.

PUP-EMO plans to conduct a community needs analysis in One Ynares, Baras, Rizal to assess the needs of the said community in April. After their assessment period, the Office will send a proposal to DOLE-Rizal, and they will continue the discussion of their possible partnership for this project.



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