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Thursday, July 13, 2017

DOLE allots 67 slots for govt internship program in Bislig

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 13 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru its Government Internship Program (GIP) has allotted a total of 67 slots for the local government unit of Bislig City.

In a press statement released by Bislig City Information Office, DOLE provides incentives to indigent young workers in the city, inviting them to obtain work experience in the government through the GIP.

City Information Officer and PESO manager Laine Elechicon said that it is a six-month contract, which aims to provide opportunities for young workers to serve the general public through the projects and services of government agencies and offices at both local (city and barangay) and national-based agencies in Bislig City.

Elechicon noted that the internship program has already started last June 20 and will end on December 20, 2017.

A two-day work orientation was already conducted prior to implementation of the program held at Bislig City Cultural and Sports Center spearheaded by the PESO manager and staff. Workplace policy guidelines were presented so that they will be well-equipped, aware and ready in the real world of work, Elechicon bared.

Accordingly, selected rightful interns were deployed to different agencies/offices and shall be trained into providing assistance to local and national line agencies, barangays, public school staff and other non-technical functions. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Displaced Caraganon OFWs undergo financial literacy training

BUTUAN CITY, July 13 - Thirty-five member-Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), who were displaced due to various adversities during their employment abroad, attended the one-day orientation and financial literacy training for the newly-enhanced Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay Program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Caraga on July 10, 2017 at the OWWA Training Hall here.

During the orientation, Programs and Services Division OIC Ma. Ireen C. Cambaling conveyed that the program’s goal is to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services. “Among the objectives of this program is to assist the target to plan, set-up, start & operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, business counseling and technical and marketing assistance,” the program head added.

Meanwhile, financial literacy training was also given out by Overseas Workers Welfare Officer II Jean Mary Ronquillo-Ladion, focal person for the program. The conduct of the training facilitates entrepreneurial mindset among OFW participants and promotes the utilization of their acquired skills in choosing their livelihood venture.

The one-day training encompasses the background of the program and financial literacy but also includes constructing a business plan which will serve as the beneficiaries’ guide during the implementation of their chosen trade endeavor.

Currently, the Balik Pinas Balik Hanapbuhay Program is already made available not only for active but also for inactive OFWs who have not finished their employment contacts. The Program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within three years after his/her return to the country.

Beneficiaries will now receive a cash assistance of P20,000.00 upon evaluation of the business plan/proposal and inspection of the project site/address by the project officer. And to ensure that the livelihood projects are implemented, an initial monitoring will be done a month after the release and will be monitored every six months.

Among the required documents are the duly filled-up Application Form, Certificate of Entrepreneurial Development Training (EDT), Business Plan/Proposal approved by RWO Director indicating the sustainability/feasibility of the chosen livelihood undertaking, Proof of repatriation or return to the Philippines.

For further information and/or queries regarding the program, kindly visit OWWA Regional Welfare Office Caraga located at Nimfa Tiu Bldg.2, J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City or contact us at (085) 342-6178/815-1894. (OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Caraga vies for best regional police strategy management unit

BUTUAN CITY, July 13 - The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Caraga has been chosen as contender for the search for best Regional Police Strategy Management Unit (RPSMU) nationwide, Chief Supt Rolando Felix, regional director said.

Along with Police Regional Office 4A in Luzon and Police Regional Office 6 in Visayas, PNP Caraga is the only police regional headquarters chosen by the national headquarters in Mindanao.

“On Tuesday, July 11, a team from the PNP national headquarters headed by Senior Supt Victor Arevalo, deputy director of the Center for Police Strategy Management, arrived and conducted field validation to assess the functionality of our RPSMU,” Felix added.

Next month, the best RPSMU will be announced during the celebration of 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame.

Felix thanked the concerted efforts of the RPSMU 13, PNP Caraga Technical Working Group, Regional Advisory Council that significantly contributed to this success.

RPSMU is responsible for the implementation of the ongoing transformation program dubbed as PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 by integrating all strategy management processes, sustaining strategy execution and management, and instilling in the organization a culture of strategic focus. (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)