The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, with the support of the Department of Labor and Employment, distributed Php 20,000 worth of individual starter kit package for Sari-sari Store to selected 54 pandemic-affected beneficiaries.
 
The Kabuhayan Program’s release was held at the North Central Mindanao College (NCMC) Gymnasium, Purok Lemon Tree, Maranding Lala, Lanao del Norte, distributed by the Provincial Community Affairs Office (PCAO) and the DOLE staff.
 
Second District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta-Dimaporo, who initiated the DOLE Kabuhayan Program here in the Province of Lanao del Norte, expressed his gratitude to the DOLE encouraged the beneficiaries to work hard to turn the challenges of the pandemic into a profitable opportunity.
 
The items in the Sari-Sari Store Package are composed of six (6) half-sack rice, one (1) box of sardines, one (1) box of beef loaf, one (1) box of corned beef, one (1) case of bar sap, one (1) case of soap powder, one (1) case of biscuits, one (1) case of pancit canton, one (1) case of coffee, two (2) cases of C2, a weighing scale, and a calculator.
 
Thirty (30) of the recipients were from the Municipality of Lala, two (2) from Salvador, eighteen (18) from Sapad, two (2) from Tubod, and two (2) from SND.
 
Beneficiaries extended their heartfelt gratitude to the assistance through the DOLE Kabuhayan Program and to Cong. Abdullah for his unparalleled support to the constituents, especially those struggling to bring food to the table due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“Daghang salamat DOLE og sa Provincial Government kay gi hatagan mi nila higayon para mapa-lambo ang amoang panginabuhi,” one of the beneficiaries said. PIO-LDN