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PIA Press Release
2009/06/15

Zampen CLEEP agencies deliver livelihood packages during Kalayaan job fairs

By Dave Malcampo

Isabela City, Basilan (June 15) -- CLEEP agencies in Region-IX turned over employment contracts, livelihood checks and training agreements to some 5,000 beneficiaries, to the tune of some Php 97 million during the Kalayaan Jobfairs, making the 111th Philippine Independence Day celebration.

CLEEP or the Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program of the different Departments under the Economic Resiliency Plan of the Government that provides emergency employment and livelihood assistance to thousands. It's President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's answer to counter the effects of the global economic crisis in the country.

In the Zamboanga Peninsula Region, the ceremonial turn-over and awarding of CLEEP-related assistance package were done during the Kalayaan Jobfairs in Isabela City, Basilan (June 4), Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte (June 10), Zamboanga City (June 12), Molave, Zamboanga del Sur (June 13), and in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay (June 14).

Based from the Activity Report of the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office - IX, the government agencies involved and their respective livelihood packages are the following:

  • Department of Agriculture RO-9 : 8 Emergency Employment Contracts with a total of P192,000 funding support for the purpose;

  • Department of Agrarian Reform RO-9: 7 Emergency Employment Contracts amounting Php 158, 400.00; and 21 EEC for the IT personnel and utility workers to be deployed at the Regional DAR office with Php 2,655,096.00 fund allocation;

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources RO-9: 2,025 Emergency Employment Contracts amounting to Php 29,013,170.00; 1,369 Livelihood funding checks/certificates amounting to P27, 000,000.00 with 1,369 beneficiaries;

  • Department of Health RO-9: 36 Livelihood Funding Checks/Certificates amounting to 379,440.00 with 360 beneficiaries;

  • Department of Science and Technology RO-9: 10 emergency employment contracts; 6 livelihood funding checks/ certificates amounting to P300,000.00;

  • Department of Trade and Industry RO-9: 30 emergency employment contracts amounting P 3,326,000.00;

  • Department of Public Works and Highways RO-9: 17 emergency employment contracts amounting P211,000.00; and for 1,045 laborers amounting to P61, 410,888 covering the whole year employment contract;

  • Department of Social Welfare and Development RO-9: 16 livelihood funding checks/certificates amounting P160,000.00 for 16 beneficiaries;

  • Commission on Higher Education RO-9: 67 training vouchers for training scholarship grants amounting P8,000,040.00;

  • Philippine Ports Authority RO-IX: 22 emergency employment contracts amounting to P348,480.00;

  • Social Security System: 3 emergency employment contract amounting P44,800.00;

  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration RO-9: 32 livelihood funding checks/certificates amounting P1,600,000.00 for 32 beneficiaries;

  • Philippine Overseas Employment Administration RO-9: 3 emergency employment contracts amounting P95,040.00;

  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority RO-9: 26 emergency employment contract; 4 livelihood funding checks/certificates amounting to 240,000.00 with a total of 65 beneficiaries; and some 545 training vouchers for training/scholarship grants for the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship Program amounting to P2.5M;

  • Department of Labor and Employment RO-9: 271 NARS Training Agreements and 11 emergency employment contracts amounting to 13,356,482.00, and 16 livelihood funding checks/certificates amounting to 4,063,026.00 with 787 beneficiaries.

    On the other hand, DOLE-IX livelihood funding/assistance that were awarded to the beneficiaries thru their Accredited Co-Partners (ACPs) throughout the region are as follows:

    Accredited Co-Partners and Project TitleAMOUNT
    1. LGU-Pitogo (TCP on boneless danggit production)P100,000.00
    2. LGU-Rizal (TCP on milkfish)239,000.00
    3. LGU-Dumingag (TCP on cassava chips production)450,000.00
    4. LGU-Molave (Internet café and photocopying services)450,000.00
    5. LGU-Mutia (TCP on production of organic fertilizer through vermiculture)114,960.00
    6. LGU-Bayog (TCP on broiler production)350,000.00
    7. LGU-Rizal (TCP on Bangus production)113,595.00
    8. Golden Bell employees Association - livelihood foundation for commissary store189,000.00
    9. ZANORTE (TCP on drill gill net fishing)232,635.00
    10. ACORD Skills upgrading on seaweeds farming and trading305,450.00
    TCP on cooperative fishing140,000.00
    11. WMSU-ZSAC (TCP on Poultry Production)115,555.00
    12. TESDA (TCP on tribal training and livelihood center-Datagan Savers Association250,810.00
    13. LGU-Sirawai (TCP on construction of 72 units market stall)207,266.00
    14. LGU-Isabela (TCP on deep-sea fishing)216,933.00
    15. LGU-Ipil (TCP on dike rehabilitation)118,800.00

    Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita, who is also the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development (CORD) and CLEEP Steward for Zamboanga Peninsula (ZAMPEN) Region, was the Guest of Honor during the Independence Day activities in Zamboanga City.

    After the flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies at the Rizal monument, he proceeded to the Mega Job, Livelihood and Diskwento Fairs at the Summit Center in Tetuan.

    In his message, the Executive Secretary shared to the crowd the accomplishments of the Arroyo Administration in terms of employment generation amidst the Global Financial and Economic recessions.

    He also congratulated Zamboanga City Mayor Celso L. Lobregat and DOLE-IX Regional Director Ponciano M. Ligutom, for the successful conduct of the Kalayaan Jobfairs. (DOLE9 / PIA9-BST) [top]

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