Saturday, July 26, 2014

DOLE-Caraga implements SPF

BUTUAN CITY, July 26 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga has been implementing its Special Project Fund (SPF) in support of the administration’s thrust to reduce poverty thru massive job generation.

The department has P31.5-M budget in Caraga region through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Worker (TUPAD) and Government Internship Program (GIP) which are the only two components in the said program.

Each district has a P3.5-M allocation for its implementation, provided that they conform and submit a proposal and work plan to fund their identified beneficiaries.

On June 24, 2014, 37 interns were officially hired (27 from local government units and 17 from COOP NATCO) in the municipality of Socorro, Surigao del Norte.

Iris C. Asis of DOLE-Caraga oriented the interns on the profiling of the vulnerable workers within the area.

The GIP interns will be working for a three month period. When surveying and consolidation of data are done, they will serve as clerks in their assigned offices.

According to Deonita G. Sangco, Philippine Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager in Socorro, they have already reached seven barangays namely: Sangkoy, Sulog, Sudlon, Nueva Estrella, Navarro, Taruc and Rizal with 719 households and 1,498 household workers.

“We are still in the process of consolidating and encoding the data” Sangco said.

As of June 2014, there are 1,236 GIP interns and 518 TUPAD beneficiaries in Caraga accommodated.


Numerous beneficiaries sent thank you letters for the opportunities given thru the SPF program. (ICA/DOLE-13/PIA-Caraga)