“Kasambeshies” receive DOLE livelihood starter kits PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 December 2018 13:58

By RG Antonet Go

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office- 9 has turned over livelihood starter kits to twenty-six (26) “kasambeshies” during simple ceremonies at the KCC Mall last Tuesday.

The beneficiaries received livelihood packages composed of either cooking and baking equipment, sari sari store items, rice retailing packs, and dressmaking kits.

Most of the beneficiaries are househelpers who participated in the “Ms Kasambeshie” last May.  The pageant aims to increase awareness for Republic Act 10361, more commonly known as the Kasambahay law.

RA 10361 is a landmark law which covers the protection and welfare of domestic helpers and strengthens respect, protection and promotion of their rights and welfare.

Ofelia B. Domingo, DOLE Regional Director, said that proper monitoring is done to ensure that the packages given to the beneficiaries are put to good use.

The beneficiaries also undergo training on occupational health and safety and simple bookkeeping to be able to monitor their businesses.

Domingo said that they are also planning to provide additional funding to beneficiaries who become successful with their simple ventures.

Mercedita Gaballo, Ms. Kasambeshie 2018, thanked the government for the grant and  expressed her pride in being a house helper in a speech during the program. (RGAAGo)