CLEEP benefits more than 7,000 Eastern Visayans
By Ninfa B Quirante
Calbayog City (19 February) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) has benefited some 7, 112 Eastern Visayans during its implementation.
In the recently held Regional Development Council (RDC) meeting, the region's National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported that eight government agencies have implemented CLEEP.
Of the eight, the Departmet of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR hired some 3,054 Bantay Gubat and Upland Devlopment Program jobs.
Self Employment Asistance ?Kaunlaran (SEA-K) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) followed next with some 1,488 job takers.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) came to a close third by employing some 1,310 Bantay Dagat operators.
Other agencies which provided CLEEP are DOH, DPWH, DOT, DTI and DOLE.
PGMA offered the program to enable the people especially the vulnerable sectors to sope-up with th economic crisis. (PIA-Samar/NEDA) [top]