IDPs undergo emergency employment PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 December 2013 14:06

As part of the City’s ongoing early recovery efforts,  the Rehabilitation’s  livelihood cluster, with support from the International Labor Organization (ILO), launched an emergency employment project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the 23-day September crisis.

Initiated last Friday by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the project hired a total of 112 IDPs who will simultaneously undertake drainage clearing activities in the areas of Kasanyangan, Veterans Avenue, Pilar Street, Tugbungan, and Talon-Talon, under the supervision of the City Engineer Office.

For their efforts, IDPs will be paid the minimum wage – P280/day – for the entire duration of the emergency employment, which will end on December 30. Pay will be doubled for work done during the 25th and 30th.

Aside from the minimum wage, social benefits will also be provided for a specified time period.

Meanwhile, 239 IDPs received one sack of rice as compensation for work done under the food-for-work program during the distribution ceremonies in Tulungatung Saturday, December 21. The food-for-work program was implemented by the City Agriculture Office and the World Food Program(WFP) in cooperation with the CSWDO, City Veterinarian’s Office and other agencies.

In another livelihood-related initiative, 60 displaced workers were recently deployed by the CSWDO on December 9 to assist in evacuation centers and CSWDO field offices. The 60 workers are beneficiaries of the CSWDO’s regular program on emergency employment utilizing the bottom-up budgeting approach. — Jasmine Mohammadsali