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DOLE region 3 spent P14M in livelihood assistance program

OLONGAPO City: The regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-Region 3) spent some P14M for its livelihood program benefiting some 6883 individual in different provinces in Central Luzon in the first semester of this year.

This was reported by DOLE Region 3 Director Leopoldo B. De Jesus during the Mid-Year Planning Assessment (MYPA) for all Public Employment Service Office (PESOs) held in Subic Bay Freeport attended by Regional Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) Managers Federation Inc. (RPMFI).

De Jesus also reported DOLE’s integrated livelihood programs towards community enterprise development which in 6 community project were undertaken from different provinces in region 3 which benefited some 292 informal workers amounting to 2.27 million.

He added that DOLE was also able to provide livelihood assistance to some 5,903 informal/marginalized workers amounting to 13.54 million and provided 3 labor union livelihood assistance worth P700,000 benefiting 688 of its members.

Some 6,733 students and out of school youth were also able to augment their school tuition expenses through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) special program for the employment of students (SPES).

PESO has also established a school-based PESO this year, as of the first semester Aurello University, AMA Computer Learning Center, Tarlac State University, Micro College of Technology, Northern College of Zambales and Magsaysay Memorian College also in Zambales joined PESO in establishing its school based office.

DOLE and PESO was also able to place 4,136 jobseekers or had a placement rate of 63% trough the conduct of job fairs and other employment recruitment activity all over the region.

The MYPA was established to review the performance of PESO in terms of the implementation of DOLE’s programs and services.

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