BOAC, MARINDUQUE – On 09 March 2022, DOLE MIMAROPA through its Marinduque Field Office, headed by PD Peter James Cortazar, and in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Boac, as the Accredited Co-Partner, awarded 38 individual livelihood kits to beneficiaries of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Project at the Agricultural Training Center, Brgy Tabi, Boac, Marinduque. 23 recipients received the individual Bikecination Project and the remaining 15 received the Starter Kit Livelihood Project.

The beneficiaries endorsed were from the records of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD). They were individuals belonging to the A4 category and are already fully vaccinated for COVID19.

Mayor Armi DC. Carrion of LGU expressed her sincerest gratitude for the livelihood received by his constituents. She mentioned that their LGU supports the national government in the vaccination campaign to achieve a herd community. She also believes that the Bikecination Project of DOLE will boost the vaccination campaign as it will not only help the A4 category recipients but also the entire community.

Alam naming na mahirap maghanapbuhay ngayon. Sana kung ano man po ang matanggap natin, ito ay magamit natin upang makatulong sa ating pamilya. I would like to congratulate the beneficiaries and thank LGU Boac for the continuous partnership.”, PD Cortazar said in his message.

The project aims to contribute to poverty reduction by providing bicycles that may be used for delivery and food services and mobile phones for e-loading business. The identified beneficiaries of Boac were self-employed individuals, home-based workers, underemployed individuals, out-of-school youth, and senior citizens.

The Bikecination project is a special project under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program which aims to provide an alternative source of income for informal sector workers or their next of kin who have completed their COVID-19 vaccine.