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DOLE livelihood, emergency employment eyes more jobs, poverty reduction for Cagayanos


Tuguegarao City, Cagayan To achieve President Rodrigo Duterte's overarching goal to trim the poverty rate to 11 percent by the end of his term, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here in the region remain steadfast in the implementation of its trusts and priorities responsive to employment creation and poverty reduction.

For 2020, the DOLE - Cagayan-Batanes Field Office (CBFO) reports at least 120,596 individuals served. For employment referrals under the Public Employment Service (PES) it was able to served 10,231 job applicants, 40,406 individuals provided labor market updates, 4,150 individuals participated in labor education seminars, 1,435 fresh high school college graduate provided internship opportunity, 19,471 workers affected by the COVID pandemic given financial assistance under the CAMP 1 and 2, 370 displaced workers issued certificates of unemployment for SSS financial assistance, six (6) workers in the private establishment granted scholarship under the Workers Organization and Development Program (WODP), four (4) workers assisted under the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program and 24 former rebels granted livelihood assistance.

Meanwhile, livelihood and emergency employment programs were able to deliver services to 44,499 marginalized, displaced and underemployed workers in the provinces of Cagayan and Batanes. These individuals received a total wage of P243.71M under the TUPAD Bayanihan 1 and 2, and P3.71M worth of livelihood package granted to marginalized workers.

DOLE Administrative Order 137-14 serves as guidelines in the implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) designed to organize and focus services delivery of various government agencies and private organizations to achieve a systematic and rational convergence of services and assistance to the community.

The programs aim to deliver services that are geared toward providing livelihood opportunities and emergency employment to disadvantaged workers. It also assists individual workers and community groups in developing sustainable enterprises in the area. The assistance will eventually improve the income of the program’s recipients to speed up their integration into the mainstream of economic life and hopefully help reduce under-employment in the province.

DOLE-CBFO conducts regular monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of the livelihood programs. It assesses livelihood project sustainability and the impact of this strategy to the lives of the recipients. Also, the beneficiaries of the emergency employment program are assisted through skills retooling and upgrading, and are also referred for employment in the private and government offices or to DOLE livelihood programs. ###

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