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DOLE IV-A Distributes School and Dental Supplies to 750 Kindergarten and Elementary Pupils
DOLE RO IV-A RD Jalbuena Awards Backpack With Supplies to An Elementary Pupil. DOLE RO IV-A Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena presented a backpack with school and dental supplies to an elementary pupil as a prelude to the outreach activity organized by the Regional Development Council IV-A conducted on October 12, 2018 in three (3) elementary schools in Calatagan, Batangas. Said supplies were obtained in partnership with the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (FFCCCII). 

The Department Of Labor and Employment Regional Office IV-A (DOLE RO IV-A) distributed back packs with school and dental supplies to 750 kindergarten and elementary pupils during the Regional Development Council (RDC) Community Outreach Activity and Yakap Bayan Community Mobilization Support Program on October 12, 2018 in three (3) barangays in Calatagan, Batangas.

During the said activity, Dir. Predelma M. Tan, DOLE Batangas Provincial Office Head, apprised the communities of the different programs and services of the Department particularly the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP), Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) and Social Amelioration Program (SAP) and how they can avail.

In an earlier interview with DOLE RO IV-A Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena, he emphasized, “This is a noble initiative extended by line agencies to the community in far-flung areas on top of the programs and services the DOLE offers. It allows the government agencies and social partners to strengthen their goal and commitment to alleviate poverty and promote economic development in support to the collective long-term vision for every Filipino to enjoy a matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay by 2040.”

Dir. Jalbuena further stressed that said activity, a community social responsibility effort, brings joy not only to the pupils-beneficiaries but also to teachers and parents who can sense the importance the government has extended to them.

The DOLE RO IV-A’s contribution to the said outreach activity was in partnership with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc. (FFCCCII).

The said activity was organized by RDC Region IV-A participated in by 24 government agencies, 1 State University, 2 private sectors and 1 association in order to mitigate insurgency problems in the area. DSWD Assistant Secretary for Special Concerns Jose Antonio R. Hernandez and Calatagan Mayor Peter Oliver Palacio graced the ocassion.


Ina Lou B. Floirendo
IMSD Chief

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