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Speedy implementation of employment projects ordered

Iloilo City (26 February) -- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 Director Aida Estabillo has instructed all her Provincial Heads in the region to fast track the implementation of the emergency employment projects in their respective provinces.

It will be recalled that the DOLE 6 has earmarked a total of P6.11 million for the implementation of its emergency employment projects such as the Tulong Hanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) and Integrated Services for Livelihood and Advancement of the Fisherfolks (ISLA).

DOLE 6 Information Officer Amalia Judicpa said in a press report that some 1,511 affected workers, long-term unemployed, out-of-school youth and fisherfolks stand to benefit from these two projects which are in step with the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Judicpa said TUPAD and ISLA projects intend to provide the affected workers the much needed assistance especially now that both businesses and consumers already feel the pinch of a tightening market due to economic slowdown.

As of February 23, according to Judicpa, 4 proposals have been received by their office under the TUPAD project and 2 in ISLA, totaling to P1.466-million which will benefit some 400 displaced workers including the long-term unemployed and out-of-school youth, and fisherfolks.

TUPAD is a project for the disadvantaged workers that aimed to provide short-term employment as immediate source of income to the beneficiaries and their families.

Under the program, workers will be deployed in various community work projects of the local government units which will identify and provide materials for the projects.

Also, workers will be provided with employability enhancement training to prepare them for another employment after the project's completion and social protection benefits during their employment.

On the other hand, ISLA is a project implemented in collaboration with the LGUs for the marginalized fisher folks in coastal municipalities.

Through ISLA, the beneficiaries will be assisted in setting up a common marketing facility, acquisition of fishing materials and equipment, and establishment of alternative livelihood projects, among others. LGUs will provide the land and structure of the auction market. (PIA) [top]

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