Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) turned over sewing machines and materials to Barangay Dizon Manzanillo as part of their industrial sewing livelihood project with a total cost of 265,875.00.
The turned over machines is part of the livelihood grant of DOLE awarded to the Barangay women's organization. The Livelihood project is a collaborative program between different government agencies and the office of Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr. The office of the Congressman gives the necessary recommendations, the Department of Trades and Industries (DTI) and TESDA provided the necessary trainings and DOLE provides the needed funding through materials and equipment.
The association revealed that prior to the grant, “members have already undergone training for the necessary skills and knowledge of the trade but they were not able to apply their knowledge and skills due to the lack of financial assets and livelihood equipment”. The program helped address this problem of the association.
The Barangay also inaugurated the donated livelihood center. The building and lot was donated by Mr. Gurmej Singh Reandi for the livelihood project of the Barangay.
Barangay Captain George Banayos awarded a certificate of appreciation to the donor and praised the gesture. Banayos revealed that the project was not immediately implemented because of the absence of a livelihood facility. "The donated lot and building made the project possible," he said.
The inaugural message of the donated building was given by Congressman Aliping. The Solon reiterated the importance of unity. "The reason why government agencies and good hearted private individuals come to help is because they see your unity, of your barangay helping each other," he said.
The Livelihood program has already benefited 10 barangays and organizations in the City of Baguio.
Mines View integrated livelihood association composed of 20 parents received 100,000.00 fund will be engaging in peanut butter production.
Gibraltar Pag-asa Livelihood association also received 100,000.00 will be engaging in knitting and weaving souvenir items that will be sold to local and foreign tourists.
The Sto. Tomas Proper Women’s Association who received 100,000.00 will be doing meat processing to supply the growing demand of processed meat in the barangay.
The United Dagsian Livelihood Association received the biggest funding with a total amount of 499,180.00. They will be engaging in operating a bake shop. The program will benefit 100 unemployed women in Upper and Lower Dagsian barangays.
The Crystal Clear Multi-purpose Cooperative who received 207,795.00, will start a bakery livelihood project.
BrookespointTrading Livelihood Association received the amount of 228,825.00 for a butchering and meat processing livelihood project.
The Community Enterprise Development of Baking Livelihood Association of Holy Ghost extension composed of 100 members received the amount of 417,455.00 for a grocery livelihood project.
The Burnham Park Vendors Association received a total of 86 vending carts to enhance the livelihood projects of the vendors in Baguio's maid park.