CSWDO-PESO sets emergency employment for IDPs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 May 2015 13:44

Sixty-seven internally displaced persons from different transitory sites have been identified and selected to work under the Emergency Employment program as part of the government’s early recovery efforts.

Initiated by the City Social Welfare and Development Office-Public Employment Service Office (CSWDO-PESO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the emergency employment program is a continuing undertaking and is a result of the Livelihood Summit that was held last November 2014 to synchronize all livelihood programs and opportunities for IDPs.

The 67 beneficiaries come from the Buggoc, Rio Hondo, Masepla and Tulungatung transitory sites and are the second batch of program beneficiaries. They will be tasked to do clean-up activities in their individual transitory sites with a pay of P280 per day with social benefits to include 3-month coverage in the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

The benefits come with the necessary personal equipment to be used in the workplace that includes boots, gloves, hats among others.

The emergency employment program covers a period of 20 days starting on May 20. Another batch of beneficiaries will be identified and selected after the 20-day period. — Sheila Covarrubias