Tacloban City – Effective today, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) made and entered by and between the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII (DSWD-FO8) and the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII (DOLE-RO8) corroborates the strong partnership of these two complementing agencies toward contributing the poverty alleviation program among the beneficiaries of DSWD’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).

The MOU signing took place at the Leyte Park Hotel, this City, and graced by partner agencies like TESDA, GLOBE BPI Banko, OCCI Lending Company, Samar Chamber of Commerce, and Center for Empowerment and Resource Development Inc.

DSWD-FO8 Regional Director Remia T. Tapispisan in her welcome speech expressed her appreciation saying “hindi maisasakatuparan ang pangarap ko na mas maraming mapagsilbihan na mahihirap dito

 sa Region 8 kung wala ang DOLE. My big appreciation at sama-sama nating tawirin ang pag-ahon nila mula sa kahirapan.”DOLE-RO8 OIC-Regional Director for his part vowed by affixing his signature to prioritize CCT beneficiaries especially parents of child laborers in the implementation of livelihood grant.