Parents of rescued child laborers receive DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE 9) thru its Zamboanga City Field Office (ZCFO) released Kabuhayan Starter Kits worth Php 546,156.00 to 31 parents of rescued child laborers from Barangay Sangali, Zamboanga City on September 22, 2020. DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe personally handed the starter kits, continue reading : Parents of rescued child laborers receive DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits




Zamboanga City Sea Gypsies hope at sea restored by DOLE’s livelihood assistance

The Badjao / Bajau tribe is an indigenous population whose culture and livelihood are tied to the sea. Also widely known as the “Sea Gypsies” of the Sulu and Celebes Seas, the Badjao are scattered along the coastal areas of Tawi Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, and some coastal areas of Zamboanga City. Some are found living on continue reading : Zamboanga City Sea Gypsies hope at sea restored by DOLE’s livelihood assistance


DOLE 9 empowers women’s association of Tagasilay, Zamboanga City Thru Livelihood Assistance

Rice has always been a staple in every Filipino household. And so when there is a shortage of this staple in the town of Tagasilay in Zamboanga City, its Barangay Council quickly thought of ways to mitigate this. Barangay Tagasilay is an agricultural area located far east of Zamboanga City with an estimated population of continue reading : DOLE 9 empowers women’s association of Tagasilay, Zamboanga City Thru Livelihood Assistance


DOLE 9 releases livelihood aid to former MNLF combatants in Mangusu

ZAMBOANGA CITY –The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Zampen Region has recently released PHP 500,000.00 worth of livelihood assistance to former MNLF combatants from Barangay Mangusu, Zamboanga City. Atty. Roy L. Buenafe, DOLE 9 Regional Director, said that the assistance is made possible through DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) which is one continue reading : DOLE 9 releases livelihood aid to former MNLF combatants in Mangusu



DOLE 9 releases PHP 6.9 M for TUPAD implementation in Zamboanga del Sur benefitting 699 workers

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Zamboanga Peninsula Region released over P6.9 million to 699 informal sector workers in the municipalities of Bayog, Dumingag and Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program. DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe personally handed continue reading : DOLE 9 releases PHP 6.9 M for TUPAD implementation in Zamboanga del Sur benefitting 699 workers


135 GARBEMCO Rubber Workers receive wages under DOLE TUPAD Program

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Some 135 rubber workers of the Goodyear Agrarian Reform Multipurpose Cooperative (GARBEMCO) happily received their wages for the 10-day short-term employment provided by the Department of Labor and Employment 9 (DOLE 9). DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that the assistance is a post-COVID intervention to aid distressed rubber continue reading : 135 GARBEMCO Rubber Workers receive wages under DOLE TUPAD Program


DOLE 9 holds webinar for Safety Officers on DOLE-DTI Interim Guidelines

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Capitalizing on the latest technology to effectively implement its programs and services, the Department of Labor and Employment 9 (DOLE 9) staged a series of webinars to 134 Safety Officers in Region 9 using Zoom, a teleconference app.Dubbed as “Coping with the New Normal”, the Capacity Building Webinar for Safety Officer 1 continue reading : DOLE 9 holds webinar for Safety Officers on DOLE-DTI Interim Guidelines


DOLE 9 grants livelihood assistance to Kampung Islam Fisherfolk

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment 9 (DOLE 9) thru its Zamboanga City Field Office (ZCFO) released a check amounting to Php 999,203.00 representing livelihood assistance to 54 members of the Kampung Islam Fisherfolk Association on August 13, 2020.DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that the Barangay Kampung Islam continue reading : DOLE 9 grants livelihood assistance to Kampung Islam Fisherfolk


DOLE, DTI 9 monitors Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Fishing & Canning Companies

ZAMBOANGA CITY— The Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE9) and Department of Trade and Industry IX (DTI9) continue to monitor various private establishments to ensure the compliance to the interim guidelines on workplace prevention and control of COVID-19. DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that to date, a total of 930 continue reading : DOLE, DTI 9 monitors Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Fishing & Canning Companies