CMC sets rehab steps for affected residents PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:39

The Crisis Management Committee (CMC) is preparing the necessary measures to rebuild the lives of residents affected by the attacks of the breakaway MNLF group under Nur Misuari, even as government operations against the hostile elements continue.

A total of P4 million will be made available by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for emergency employment of displaced workers, said Mayor Beng Climaco Tuesday, September 17.

Through a cash-for-work scheme, displaced workers will be utilized to help in the upkeep and maintenance of evacuation and food distribution efforts. This initiative will be helmed by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Support packages for small and micro enterprise to jumpstart livelihood activities will also be made available for affected families.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman assured that they will continue to see to the needs and welfare of all evacuees.

Water, sanitation, women and children protection, and food distribution are among the foremost of the Department’s priorities for the approximately 80,000 displaced residents sheltered in 24 evacuation centers. —  Jasmine Mohammadsali