P56-M budget up for Labor bureau in Zamboanga-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Monday, January 20, 2014
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has increased the budget of its regional office in Zamboanga by P56 million this year for the implementation of more projects.
Dole Regional Director Sisinio Cano said their fund this year has increased to P156 million, compared to the P100 million in 2013.
Cano said among the proposed projects are: 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’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.
Cano said he is set to meet with his city, municipal, and provincial heads to determine other programs and projects that will be implemented in the region.