Press Releases

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IV-A, through its Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO), released livelihood packages through the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) to a total of twenty-three (23) beneficiaries at the DOLE BPO in Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas on 27 December 2022.

The turn-over ceremony was facilitated by Ms. Salvacion Kalalo, DOLE BPO Livelihood Focal Person, and Mr. Robert Rodelas, Livelihood Development Specialist.

“Nawa’y mapalago n’yo ito at makatulong pa lalo sa inyong pamilya. Pero hindi po dito matatapos ang ating pagkikita. Nawa’y patuloy kayo makipag tulungan sa amin sa pamamagitan ng pag-submit ng quarterly report upang malaman namin ang estado ng inyong business,” Ms. Kalalo said expressing her positive outlook and high hopes for the success of the turned over packages.

Twelve (12) individuals received convenience store packages, while eleven (11) beneficiaries obtained start up supplies for their rice retailing business. These livelihood opportunities will open new horizons for them to serve their own place and lift the economic status of their localities.

DOLE BPO will continue monitoring the progress of these projects and are set to make more successful stories on the implementation of livelihood projects.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to DOLE BPO for the assistance that they received under DILP which can help sustains the needs of their family.

DOLE BPO is hopeful that these livelihood interventions will serve its purpose to improve the lives of the beneficiaries and make an impact in terms of alleviating poverty and inspire them to commit themselves for employment growth and development.

DILP or the Kabuhayan Program of DOLE is a flagship program of the agency that aims to help marginalized groups through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction. Its objective is to assist individual workers and community groups in developing sustainable enterprises right in the communities, thereby providing opportunities for generating incomes through wage and self-employment.

DOLE continues to work in providing our workers in the countryside with opportunities to move them out from unemployment to productive jobs towards securing better lives for themselves and their families

For interested individuals or groups, the DOLE guidelines state that self-employed workers, unpaid family workers, low-waged and seasonal workers, displaced or soon-to-be displaced workers, marginalized and landless farmers, marginalized fisherfolks, women and youth, persons with disability, senior citizens, indigenous people, victims of armed conflicts, rebel returnees, and parents of child laborers are eligible to apply for the livelihood program.


April Rose Magpantay

Director's Corner

I gladly welcome your visit to the website of the Department of Labor and Employ
Contact us:

Your Email


(Maximum characters: 50)
You have characters left.

Your Message

(Maximum characters: 300)
You have characters left.