DOLE hikes budget for Zampen PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 January 2014 13:32

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has increased its budget by P56 million for this year to be able to implement more programs and projects here in the region.

DOLE Zamboanga Peninsula Director Sisinio Cano said the budget of his office increased to P156 million for 2014 compared to that of the previous year of only P100 million.

Cano said among the programs and projects they have lined up and the corresponding funding allocation are the following: Child Labor Advocacy, P3 Million; Integrated Livelihood Program, P31 Million, Special Program for the Employment of Students, P30 Million; emergency employment, P12 Million, Government Internship Program, 19 Million; and allocation for DOLE’s partner Local Government Units, P15 Million.

Cano said the other programs and projects to be implemented will be later identified by the different field offices.

“Last year, we operated only at about P100 million, ngayon ang aming allocation is almost P156 million kaya there is a substantial increase in our allocation. Kaya, it’s not business as usual since it implies we have several tasks to accomplish for the benefit of the public,” Cano said.

He said he met with his city, municipal, and provincial heads and discussed how they will implement the programs and projects here in the region.

Cano’s office covers the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay and the cities of Dapitan, Dipolog, Isabela, Pagadian and Zamboanga. — RGAAG