OFW saved from death row in UAE receives livelihood assistance from gov't

OFW saved from UAE death row gets livelihood aid | Philippine News Agency

Manila, Philippines - The former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez from General Santos City, who was earlier, saved from the death row in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has received a livelihood package from the government to start her life anew.

Department of Labor and Employment-Region 12 (DOLE-12) director, Sisinio Cano, said on Friday that they provided Dalquez with livelihood starter kits through the agency's flagship Integrated Livelihood Program.

According to DOLE official, Dalquez received the livelihood starter kits on Thursday worth P29,205, containing of packages for “sari-sari” store enhancement and a carinderia or eatery project.

The kit has assorted grocery items, four sacks of premium rice, also kitchen wares, complete set of burner with Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG tank, and other cooking implements, says Cano.

Cano said that they come up with the assistance package based on their coordination and evaluation of Dalquez needs.

The agency also offered employment opportunities to Dalquez, but she chose the “self-employment” option instead.

“The family already has an existing sari-sari store and she wanted to expand it. Her mother also has cooking skills so we provided them with a starter kit for a carinderia(eatery) business,” Cano said.

Aside from these, DOLE said that they will also provide Dalquez of skills training she needs.

The former OFW has returned home last November 9, 2018 and reunited with her family after more than seven years abroad after she was saved from death row.

Source: PNA

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