Former Construction Worker now earning more thru DOLE NegoKart
Seemed like luck is on his side when the 40-year old street food vendor, Randy Celso of San Fernando City, Pampanga got the chance to inquire for a possible livelihood assistance while selling street food to some employees of the DOLE Regional Office No. 3, last July. But just as the saying goes, “luck is no accident”.
Mr. Celso used to work as a construction worker; one of the riskiest jobs in the informal economy according to World Bank. Aside from the hazardous nature of the work in the said industry, he faced the difficulty of having unsecured employment status therein. “Mahirap po sa construction, hindi naman po kasi permanente yung trabaho ko dito at kulang na kulang po yung P250.00 to P300.00 na kinikita ko para sa pangangailangan ng aking pamilya at pang araw-araw na gastusin sa bahay,” he said.