Flood Victims of Valencia City to Receive Emergency Employment from DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is committed to provide emergency employment to the flood victims of Valencia City through the Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO), headed by Ms. Elna B. Guzman, was tasked by DOLE to help facilitate the program and identify the beneficiaries who were affected by flood last January 2017 due to heavy rains.

PESO conducted a profiling in coordination with the City Disaster Risk Reduction Office (CDRRMC) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to help determine the current situationand possible number of recipientswho are subject to receive the emergency employment.

More than 300 recipientsfrom Barangay Catumbalon, Maapag, Batangan, and Concepcion were identified and are expected to benefit the program.

PESO is now on the process of preparing the project proposal whichwill serve as basis by DOLE for the provision of emergency employment.

Once approved, atotal of P1.1 million will beallocated by DOLE for the program.

The amount will be used to provide jobs for the flood victims which tasks are focus on canal dredging, road and barangay bridges maintenance, repair of public facilities and cleaning of barangay surroundings.

The emergency employment under DILEEP aims to help the victims generate income to support their basic needs.

By: Kristine Janice T. Guden - Computer Operator II AAR