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The Institute for Labor Studies researchers from the Workers Welfare Research Division (WWRD) has started its conduct of focus group discussions for its research titled “Bringing Sustainable Livelihood Framework to Life: A Study on the Possible Determinants of Sustainability of the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).”

For October, the WWRD team led by Chief Labor and Employment Officer Maria Isabel Artajo, visited DILP beneficiaries and accredited co-partners (ACPs) in Iloilo province. The group also interviewed Rt. MGen Fernando Mesa, Mayor of Alabat, Quezon who shared their community's experience of local enterprise development for the successful management of its coconut sugar production livelihood in Alabat, Quezon.

DILP is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood to address the income-augmentation needs of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized.

The study looks into the responsiveness of the said program, including factors that affect its sustainability.

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