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PIA Press Release
2009/06/12

DENR Zambo Norte awards employment contracts to 'green collar' workers

Dipolog City (12 June) -- A total of 676 'green collar' workers in Zamboanga del Norte have been awarded with employment contracts by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a short program commemorating the 111th Philippine Independence Day here at the public plaza this morning.

Scattered province-wide, these workers have been hired to serve as extension workers, "Bantay Gubat," "Bantay Dagat," and planters of forest trees, fruit trees and high-value crops.

Provincial Environment Natural Resources Officer Carlito Tuballa disclosed that the hiring of "green collar" workers was in support of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as the lead agency.

Tuballa said the extension workers are tasked to provide technical assistance to upland farmers especially in developing their farmlands to be planted with forest/ fruit trees and/or other high-value crops.

The "Bantay Gubat," on the other hand, would be charged with protecting the forest against illegal cutting of trees, slash-and-burn farming and other illegal activities that may destroy flora and fauna. Those who are hired to be "Bantay Dagat" workers would be deployed to coastal areas for the protection of marine life and resources.

Upland farmers are also given livelihood assistance by providing them with free planting materials and technical support to develop their farmlands.

For this year, PENRO Tuballa also bared that his office has targeted more than 1,000 upland farmers to benefit from DENR's Upland Development Program (UDP). (PIA-ZN) [top]

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