Women inmates, parolees in South Cotabato get livelihood

  • March 20, 2017

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar. 20 (PIA) -- "Thank you so much for helping us improve  our lives and that of our families,"  Karen said  referring  to the livelihood  assistance that they will soon receive from the Department of Labor and Employment.

 

Karen  is  one of the 49 women inmates of the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center (SCRDC) and  21 parolees being  supervised by the South Cotabato Probation and Parole  Office  who  are set to receive kits to start  their  own micro business.

 

Last week,  DOLE 12 OIC Regional Director Albert Gutib handed a check worth P496,000 to the provincial  government for the said purpose.

 

Reminding them to manage their livelihood well, Gutib urged the women not to waste the opportunity for a fresh start for their families and to become parts of nation-building.

 

Meanwhile, Cynthia Barrientos, manager of the Public Employment Service Office in South Cotabato said the distribution of the starter kits could be carried out in April.

 

Kabuhayan starter kits include business packages for beauty care, eatery, rice cake, beads making, slipper making, car washing, vulcanizing, and ice cream making.

 

“We want to help you change your lives for the better, please make a difference for your family,” Barrientos reminded the project recipients.

 

Before the turn over ceremony, the  beneficiaries underwent  orientations  including topics on business management.

 

In her response, Karen expressed gratitude to DOLE  for "training us to manage our hard-earned  money well"  admitting that  they had  been loose in keeping tract of their  income.

 

All beneficiaries are enrolled to the  Government Services Insurance System Group Micro Insurance for 1 year, Gutib announced.

 

The livelihood aids for women inmates and parolees were released  under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program and Kabuhayan Program.

 

In a separate interview,  OIC Jail Warden Juan Lanzaderas stated that  the  women inmates  will be allowed to conduct their  business inside the  SCRDC compound  but  clarified that the  sharp tools will be deposited at the  office when not in use for security reasons. (DEDoguiles-PIA12) 


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