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DOLE orients hotel, restaurant industry on Workers Organization Development Program
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 16 — The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 (DOLE-), through its Camiguin Provincial Field Office conducted the Workers’ Organization and Development Program training to some 53 participants from the management and labor representatives of the hotels and resorts industry and micro, small and medium enterprise on 23 September 2015 in Cabua-an Beach Resort, this municipality.
Cam PFO OIC Head Arlyn Z. Bael said “WODP serves as a mechanism in strengthening trade unions and other workers’ organizations and provides an opportunity for systemic learning and growth aiming at greater productivity, prosperity and welfare to the employer, workers’ organization and its members and their dependents.”
WODP focuses on developing the capabilities of the workers and their organization to be able to perform their roles effectively and efficiently toward the promotion of trade unionism, workers’ empowerment and sound labor-management relations.
Moreover, DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante underscored the program’s importance. He said, this provides educational opportunities to officers and members including their dependents for self-development, growth and be effective change agent in their organization and in their personal life.
Labor Laws Compliance Officer (LLCO) Bernadette Hallazgo, said the Workers Income Augmentation Program or WINAP, which is the government’s response to the workers’ problem of sustaining the basic needs of their families due to the adverse effects of structural adjustments in the economy, oil price hikes, and peso strengthening.
“The program is available for rank-and-file wage workers in the formal economy to enable them to establish their own enterprises/business undertakings or enhance their existing businesses thereby providing them and their families with additional source of income,” Hallazgo enlightened.
Further, LLCO Brix Merlin tackled the updates/review of the Labor Standards. He also emphasized the computations on the payment of regular and special holidays.
Marciano Cardiente, planning development officer, also shared the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) which created interest from the participants.
“I encourage the participants to help the Department in the advocacy of our livelihood program as one of the options to augment income considering that the province has very few wage employment opportunities,” said Bael.
The participants gave their full support to DOLE-10. (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 16 – The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 (DOLE-10) released the amount of P1,440,800.00 to the Provincial Government of Camiguin under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) and the enhancement of the Cultured Mushroom Project on 30 September 2015 held in the Camiguin Convention Center.
The amount was released through DOLE’s Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO).
Cam PFO head, Arlyn Z. Bael explained that the P1,000,000.00 is for the payment of wages of the 328 TUPAD beneficiaries.
“Meanwhile, the P440,800.00 is for the enhancement of the Cultured Mushroom Project of Barangay Tagdo of the municipality, benefiting 30 beneficiaries,” she added.
DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said TUPAD is under DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) mainly for the unemployed poor.
This will provide short-term wage employment as their immediate source of income and their families.
Meanwhile, Bael said DOLE will ensure the beneficiaries will be provided with employability enhancement trainings and prepare them for another employment after the completion of the project.
The project will also provide social protection for the beneficiaries from the risks in employment.
Kabuhayan Program, also under the DILEEP, grants assistance on the livelihood capacity-building for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers.
It provides working capital solely for the purchase of equipment, tools and jigs, raw materials, among others, to be used in their livelihood undertakings.
Representing Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo was lawyer Frances Margaret Aparte who supports DOLE programs.
“We are very thankful that DOLE gave us funds for employment which will be a great help for the constituents of Camiguin to augment their income,” said Aparte.
The employment of TUPAD will start on 5, 10, 12, 14-15 October for the five municipalities of the province. (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO)
DOLE employs 328 workers in Camiguin under emergency employment
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 16 — The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 (DOLE-10), through its Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) and in partnership with the Provincial Government of Camiguin, conducted an orientation to some 328 beneficiaries, under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) on 30 September 2015 at Camiguin Convention Center.
A total of P1M was allocated for the salaries of the TUPAD workers and beneficiaries were enrolled under the micro-insurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as part of their social protection.
Likewise, Camiguin PFO OIC Head Arlyn Zamayla-Bael, together with the provincial governor signed its employment contracts and distributed the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), such as long-sleeved t-shirts, hats, masks, and pairs of gloves.
Bael said TUPAD is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) which have a minimum of 10 days employment period with P308.00/day for the Municipality of Mambajao and P306.00/day for the rest of the municipalities in Camiguin Province.
The employment period covered is 5-14 October 2015.
DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante highlighted that the emergency employment program of DOLE will help the beneficiaries augment their income even in a short period.
Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo appreciated the P1M financial grant of the Department for his constituents. Camiguin is a recipient of the different programs and services of DOLE in its efforts to alleviate the economic condition of the province. (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X)
Dairy Farming Sparks a New Dawn for Camiguin
MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, October 6, PIA – Starting up a small dairy farm project here opened vast of opportunities for the locals.
The first on the island and located in Mt. Campana, the pilot dairy farm is now a home to some 64 cows. It started with only 25 heads loaned from the National Dairy Authority (NDA) in 2013, with additional 15 heads released this year.
Through this, the local government managed to meet both livelihood and nutritional needs of the people.
To date, the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), the only dairy school in the country accredited by New Zealand, is considering “Camiguin Pilot Dairy Production Farm” to be their extension training facility.
It hopes to accommodate students from nearby areas and the locals as well. With this, MOSCAT decongests its trainee as it continues to offer them competitive advantage. After the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) and putting in place all necessary requirements, the facility will then be accredited to grant training certificates.
The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said most needed equipment and facilities in the farm are in place, just recently, the Department of Trade and industry (DTI) also turned-over cooling tank equipment, chiller, and sterilizer.
The dairy farm now produces at least 65 to 100 liters of fresh milk daily, depending on the cycle of births among the herd.
The fresh daily harvest supplies all identified severely wasted children in public schools around the province, which normally runs for 120 feeding days, and will continue to reach other priority groups.
The provincial local government unit (PLGU) also extends regular milk distribution/feeding activities during public assemblies, events, and celebrations.
Other than giving out the fresh daily produce to the needy, the PVO also markets it at P50/liter, while part of it was also fed to the calves.
Revving up local Economy
The dairy farm will serve as the area for propagation of dairy animals through crossbreeding and upgrading, as well as to promote dairy animal trading among stakeholders of the local dairy industry.
Farm Veterinarian Lordgin Gamo said they are positive for a boost in breeding/reproduction, next year, with the arrival of one breeder bull, proven more effective than artificial insemination approach for its capacity not to miss out heifers that sometimes silently heats.
While the facility is operated and maintained by the PLGU, it also engaged local farmers in supplying the corn and forage needs of the herd.
The government buys 77-day-old chopped corn plants at P2.10 per kilo to serve as feeds. Cutting may be done manually or using the machines provided by the PLGU. (JCV/PIA)