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Vendors in Siquijor receive negosyo jigs from DOLE

Cebu City, Philippines. Vendors in Siquijor, who used to rent carts are now equipped with negosyo kits after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) recently released their Nego-Karts worth over half a Million Pesos.

The Nego-Karts or Negosyo sa Kariton kits were distributed to twenty-seven (27) identified vendors, who come from the municipalities of Larena, Maria, Siquijor, San Juan, and Lazi.

According to DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, each recipient received Php20,000.00 worth of livelihood package comprising of a Nego-Kart, glass display, ready to use 11-kilogram LPG tank, LPG tank regulator, gloves, helmets, hairnets and aprons.

In one of the turn-over ceremonies held in Larena, Mayor Danny S. Villa thanked the DOLE for making its livelihood program accessible to his constitutions. “Thank you DOLE for this initiative in providing livelihood to the people not only in our municipality of Larena but also all throughout the island of Siquijor,” he said.

PESO Manager of the town of Maria, Roselyn Asok, reminded the beneficiaries to take good care of their Nego-Karts as they are all lucky to receive them.

Both Villa and Asok encouraged the recipients to work hard and make their food vending businesses grow into a more and profitable enterprise in the future. “Together with DOLE, we assure you that we will provide you with the right support that you will need,” added Mayor Villa.

Alive and excited to use their Nego-Karts, beneficiaries committed to nurture the assistance they received from government thru the DOLE. “I will take good care of this and I am so happy that I will no longer have to rent a cart just to be able to do vending,” one of the beneficiaries said.

“We’d like to thank the Purok Sudlon Farmers’ Association, who served as our accredited co-partner in this endeavor. Together with the group and the respective Public Employment Service Offices of the municipalities where the beneficiaries come from, we are assured that their individual undertakings will be efficiently executed and monitored,” said Director Siaton, who lauded the Siquijor Field Office for expediting the release of the Nego-Karts, despite the restrictions posed by the pandemic.

She also thanked the PESOs that were at the forefront in conducting the selection process of the 22beneficiaries.

The Nego-Kart or Negosyo sa Kariton is a project under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which will help assist ambulant vendors in making their existing livelihood undertakings grow into profitable and sustainable businesses. It is implemented by the DOLE in partnership with the LGUs, private sector, and other interested parties who shall cost-share in the provision of said service/assistance.





For more information on this report, you may contact (032) 234-3317 or; (032) 266-7424 or; (035) 226-2778 / (035) 422-9741/; (035) 480-9244 or; (038) 501-0277 and (038) 411-0806 or


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