ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Nov. 25 (PIA) –Department of Labor and Employment Calabarzon Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita recently officiated the turnover of Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) funds to several local cooperatives and associations of Cardona, Rizal for their respective livelihood projects in coordination with the local government, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology and Cooperative Development Authority.
The Balibago Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cooperative received was granted around P 480,000 for the Bamboo Primary Processing Center while the Lambac Brotherhood Multi-Purpose Cooperative, BORGAN K Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Samahan ng Kababaihan ng Barangay Patunhay Inc. are also granted around P 150,000 each.
Director Campita noted that the department focuses on empowering communities through community based enterprises and the creation of new local jobs. “All of the funds which the agency releases aims to create more jobs within a community.” Said RD Campita.
DOLE also revealed that 8 Rizal province municipalities are currently in line for BUB funding for 2014 in comparison to only 2 municipalities (Cardona and Taytay) which were funded this 2013.
Aside from the BUB assistance, DOLE also turned over P 100,000 to graduating students of the University of Rizal System- Cardona to fund its big head carp fingerling production. (GG-PIA4A)