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DOLE earmarks P8.578-M for livelihood programs

Iloilo City (2 February) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Western Visayas has set aside some P8.578 million for the initial implementation of their livelihood programs in the region for the first quarter of 2009.

These livelihood programs are the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) and Integrated Services for Livelihood Advancement of Fisherfolks (ISLA) under the department's Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP)..

The CLEEP is part of the efforts of the DOLE to provide immediate interventions to help mitigate the impact of the global financial crisis on affected local and overseas workers.

In a DOLE press report, DOLE VI Director Aida Estabillo said long-term unemployed, out-of-school youth and fisherfolks also stand to benefit from this program.

TUPAD shall be implemented in partnership with the local government units, Philippine National Police, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation while ISLA shall be undertaken with the LGUs, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Another livelihood program identified to be implemented under CLEEP is the Financial Assistance & Micro-Finance for Expatriates (FAME) which will be implemented by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

To further discuss the department's framework of assistance to workers affected by the global slowdown, Estabillo recently met heads of the OWWA, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA)in the region.

The Labor department shall conduct profiling of the displaced workers and assessment of interventions to be extended such as facilitation of job placement through Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) for local employment and through POEA for overseas, provide training for skills upgrading/retooling through TESDA and livelihood assistance through the DOLE for local displaced workers and OWWA for OFWs under the said framework.

During the meeting Estabillo emphasized the roles of each agency in providing immediate interventions to displaced local and overseas workers.

She also urged them to give affected workers the necessary interventions as fast as they can because of the urgency of the situation. (DOLE/PIA) [top]

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