Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia A. Turabin-Hataman has witnessed the turnover of “kabuhayan” starter kits to some 120 beneficiaries in the city.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Isabela City initiated the distribution of kits for food processing/commercial cooking, dressmaking and carpentry skills training programs on May 13 and 14 at Claret College of Isabela.
Hataman underscored the importance of having personal business.
“Beneficiaries must learn how to use the knowledge that they got from trainings so they can manage their business properly,” she said.
The mayor said the local government is willing to extend assistance such as additional training and mentoring of the beneficiaries to make them more capable in doing and handling their businesses.
The beneficiaries include displaced workers, family members of displaced workers, surrenderees, and parents of the child laborers in the city.
Each kit is worth around P30,000 funded by DOLE Region 9.