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DOLE releases P4.957-M for CLEEP projects in Northern Mindanao

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (12 June) -- At least Php4.96 million worth of checks have been released by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) in region 10, on June 12, 2009.

Atty. Alan M. Macaraya, Regional Director of DOLE-10, released the checks after the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capital Grounds on this year's celebration of the 111th Philippine Independence Day.

Of this amount, Php2.957 million is for projects under the Integrated Services for Livelihood Assistance (ISLA) while Php2.02 million is for the "Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD).

"About 1,017 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from both the ISLA and TUPAD which are among the programs enlisted under the CLEEP implemented by the different government agencies in the region," he said.

Recipient local government units (LGU) of the ISLA checks are those of Baliangao, Misamis Occidental for Bangus Fish Bottling Preservation, 35 beneficiaries, Php300,000 and Deep Sea Fishing, also for 35 beneficiaries, Php200,000.

Sagay, Camiguin for Pamo Ring Net Fishing, 95 beneficiaries, P400,000, Salay, Misamis Oriental, Establishment and Management of Fish Shelters, 160 beneficiaries, Php587,000.

Talisayan, Misamis Oriental Installation of Fish Corral/Trap (Bonsod), 75 beneficiaries, Php500,000 and Balingoan, also of Misamis Oriental Fish Cages, 175 beneficiaries, Php950,000.

On the other hand, recipients of the TUPAD checks are the LGU's of: Mambajao, Camiguin for Cleaning of Municipal Streets, 101 beneficiaries, Php500,000 and Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, Infrastructure and Community Works, 66 beneficiaries, Php207,900.

Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, Vegetation Control, Canal Ditching, Street Cleaning and Garbage Collection, 100 beneficiaries, Php300,000 and Food Producers' Association of Northern Mindanao (FOPANORMIN), Rice Trading For Displaced Workers, 30 beneficiaries, Php163,000.

Misamis Occidental Provincial Government, Street Cleaning, Canal Ditching and Tree Planting, 100 beneficiaries, Php500,000 and Misamis Oriental Provincial Government, Construction of water District Building, 45 beneficiaries, Php350,000.

The CLEEP aims to protect the most vulnerable sectors, such as, the poor, hungry, returning expatriates, workers in the export industry, out of school youth, etc. from threatened consequences of reduced or lost income resulting from the globe economic crisis.

Specifically, however, CLEEP aims to fund and supervise livelihood projects that are immediate and hire for emergency employment and engages short-time that requires little or no skill or education. (PIA-10) [top]

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