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DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP)

One with government’s agenda of poverty reduction and inclusive development, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) implements the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP).

The Program seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers either through emergency employment, and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.

It has two (2) components: (a) Kabuhayan or DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP); and (b) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) or Emergency Employment Program.


What are the modes of implementation?

Accredited Co-Partner - Peoples’/workers’ organization, union, association, federation, cooperative, business association, church-based organization, educational institution, or private foundation can act as accredited co-partner of the DOLE for the implementation of DILEEP.

It also includes national government agencies and local government units but need not to apply for accreditation

Direct Administration – The Regional Offices/Field Offices/Provincial Offices directly administer the program implementation.


How can an organization apply for accreditation as Co-Partner (ACP)

Submit the following documentary requirement to nearest DOLE Provincial or Field Offices:

  1. Accomplished Application Form
  2. Certificate of Registration (DOLE, SEC, CDA)
  3. Authenticated copy of the latest Articles of Incorporation/ Cooperation
  4. Audited Financial Statements for the past three (3) years
  5. List and/or photographs of similar project(s) previously completed
  6. Sworn Affidavit of the Organization



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DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or KABUHAYAN Program


What is DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or KABUHAYAN Program?

It is one of the DOLE’s flagship programs that opens economic opportunities to the vulnerable and marginalized workers by providing them access to grant assistance for capacity building on entrepreneurial ventures, for either individual or group undertaking.


What are the program components of DILP?

Kabuhayan Formation – Enables the qualified beneficiaries to start an individual or group livelihood undertaking.

Kabuhayan Enhancement – Enables existing livelihoods to grow into more sustainable enterprises to provide more employment opportunities.

Kabuhayan Restoration – Enables the re-establishment of lost or damaged livelihoods due to natural calamities.


What are the services that can be provided for the DILP beneficiaries?

Provision of training on business planning, basic entrepreneurship development training, productivity and workers safety and health, and production skills.

Provision of working capital in the form of raw materials, equipment, tools and jigs and other support services. Support services such as common service facility and training-cum-production can also be funded.

Enrolment to group micro insurance scheme

Provision of continuing technical and business advisory services


How are the livelihood projects classified for group category?

Micro Livelihood - An organization composed of 15-25 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P250,000.00

Small Livelihood - An organization composed of 26-50 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P500,000.00

Medium Livelihood - An organization composed of more than 50 members can avail of a maximum grant assistance of P1,000.000.00

Note: An organization managing a group project should have a Project Management Team and Profit Sharing Scheme, which should be both stipulated in the business plan/proposal and in the MOA. The amount of assistance depends on the project requirement.


 How are the livelihood projects classified for individual category?

Individual beneficiaries can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart), up to a maximum grant assistance of P 20,000.00, depending on the project requirement.


Who are the eligible beneficiaries of the DILP?

Self-employed workers who are unable to earn sufficient income

Unpaid family workers

Low-waged and seasonal workers

Workers displaced or to be displaced

Marginalized and landless farmers

Marginalized fisher-folks

Women and Youth

Persons with Disability

Senior Citizens

Indigenous Peoples

Victims of Armed Conflicts

Rebel Returnees

Parents of child laborers


Who are not eligible?

Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

Government Employees, including those at the Local Government Units (LGUs)


What are the eligible projects that the beneficiaries can venture in?

Priorities of the Regional Development Council (RDC), Regional Convergence Committee (RCC) & Regional Development Plan of LGUs

Industries identified as key employment generators (i.e. agribusiness, information technology, health and wellness, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, etc.)

DTI priority products (i.e. food processing, cacao, coffee, coco coir, wearable and home styles)

The following projects are not eligible: (1) Micro-lending projects; (2) Projects with construction works; (3) Projects that would require purchase of motor vehicles (Only tractors, trailers and traction engines of all kinds used exclusively for agricultural purposes could be funded.)


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Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Mga Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) or DOLE Emergency Employment Program


What is TUPAD Program?

It is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, the underemployed and the unemployed poor for a minimum of 10 days but not to exceed 90 days, depending on the nature of work.


What are the services that can be provided for TUPAD beneficiaries?

Provision of basic orientation on occupational safety and health

Provision of Personal Protective Equipment, such as hat and TUPAD T-shirt

Enrolment in group micro-insurance scheme

Payment of one hundred percent (100%) of the prevailing minimum wage in the locality, subject to the submission of validated daily time records and supported by a payroll.

Tapped TESDA or its accredited training institutions for the conduct of skills training under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).


Who are the qualified beneficiaries?


Laid-off or terminated workers as a result of retrenchment or permanent closure of an establishment

Self-employed workers (including farmers and fishermen) who have lost their livelihoods because of natural calamities/disasters, economic crisis, armed conflicts and/or seasonality of work.

Note: Only one member of a household shall be qualified to avail of the program in a year. However, a beneficiary can avail again in the event that he/she becomes a victim of a calamity/ disaster.


What are the eligible projects?

Social Community Projects (include repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing)

Economic Community Projects (include repair, maintenance and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, public markets, common service facilities such as production and display centers, fishports, etc.)

Agro-forestry community Projects (include tree planting, seedling preparation, re-forestation)

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