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CLEEP to go on-high speed on Kalayaan 2009

by Joy Morano

Butuan City (9 June) -- More than 9 thousand employment contracts in addition to livelihood funding checks and certificates of training will be awarded during the Independence Day Celebration this year.

The Department of Labor and Employment will lead other government agencies in the celebration of 111th anniversary of the Philippine Independence at Almont Inland Resort on June 12.

Kalayaan 2009 will carry the theme'Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan: Tungo sa Tunay na Kalayaan which highlights President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Comprehensive Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) with DENR Caraga having the most number of awardees of employment contracts to be given to more than 8 thousand beneficiaries.

Police Regional Office 13 will announce during the ceremony the 300 quota for Police Officer 1 position being processed for 2009 and more than 300 PO1 hiring for 2010.

Other line agencies will also appropriate employment contracts to various awardees.

TESDA Caraga Director Florencio Sunico on the other hand will spearhead the awarding of 15 of the total 750 certificates of training under the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships at Almont Inland. The distribution will also be done simultaneously during the flag raising ceremony throughout the region.

The Pangulong Gloria Scholarship Program is TESDA’s response to President Arroyo’s directives on government-business-labor initiatives against the global crisis, and is TESDA’s platform to link job training directly to job recruiters, displaced workers and Overseas Filipino workers.

Director Sunico, said the program is aimed at reducing the unemployment and underemployment rate in the country by helping students and the local populace to get immediate employment not only in their localities but even outside the country.

Secretary Ace Durano is expected to be in Butuan for the Kalayaan 2009 celebration. (DXBN-Butuan/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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