DAVAO CITY (DSWD) – The livelihood unit of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region XI was recognized during the recent Bangon Kabuhayan 2017 “Lig-on nga Kinabuhian: Padayon sa Kauswagan!” at Richville Hotel, Mandaluyong City.

This annual event of the DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) celebrates the successful implementation of livelihood initiatives and recognizes outstanding partnerships organized by different community livelihood associations throughout the country.

The Olaycon Rice Farmers SEA-K Association of Barangay Olaycon, Monkayo, Compostela Valley is the region’s entry to the Micro-Enterprise Development Category.

Led by Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, the regional team was composed of Monkayo program beneficiaries Pedro Bolonos and Rio Albit; and SLP officers Chona L. Castillo, Ronald Ryan R. Cui, Rosa Anna C. Gado, Marissa S. Vaid and Kristelle May O. Cagatin. (DSWD)