PESO-SoCot formally turns-over Php 496K worth of starter kits to beneficiaries

South Cotabato Public Employment Service Office (PESO) formally turned-over the Php 496, 500.00 worth of starter kits to its beneficiaries this April.
Before the celebration of Lenten Season, PESO turned-over 49 starter kits to lady inmate beneficiaries from the South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center (SCRDC) while 21 starter kits were also formally turned-over to parolee and probationer beneficiaries from South Cotabato Parole and Probation Office last April 19.
The said amount was transferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government XII (DOLE XII)to South Cotabato PESO during the final turn-over at the Provincial Jail Multi Purpose Building, Koronadal City last March 7.
Each starter kit is worth Php 10, 000.
This is a seed fund from DOLE to jump-start the proposed livelihood of the beneficiaries to help them start anew or help them make their own money without relying on their families.
Vice Governor Vic De Jesus, SP Member Dardanilo Dar, Dole XII Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano, CESO IV, Parole and Probation Administration XII Director Rodrigo G. Manuel Jr., Provincial DOLE Director Engr. Edwin Morales and Provincial Parole and Probation Officer Ma. Bennie Lademora graced and witnessed the turn-over.
Children of the province’s parolees and probationers who were not included in the first batch of beneficiaries were enrolled in the province’s summer Special Employment for Students (SPES) program.
A total of 17 children, 1 probationer and 1 parolee were enrolled in the program.
Earlier this year, it can be remembered that DOLE raised age range of those who can apply for the said program to 30 years old.
Merlyn Esteban, Provincial PESO Coordinator said, beneficiaries will have to properly turn-over to PESO the materials or equipment if they wish to stop using their kits and pay for lost materials and equipment, if there are any, as part of their signed agreement with the government.
This is to encourage beneficiaries to take care of the starter kits provided to them.
After a year and evaluation, beneficiaries may have the starter kits as their own.

By | 2017-04-19T16:11:13+00:00 April 19, 2017|

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