Rehabilitation After Typhoon Sendong

Topics: Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Iligan City Pages: 2 (666 words) Published: January 9, 2013
Emergency Employment for Sendong Survivors Launched in Cagayan de Oro

An emergency employment, livelihood recovery and reconstruction project for Tropical Storm Sendong survivors in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan has been launched on Monday, May 21 in Barangay Balulang, this city. The project, dubbed the Community-Based Emergency Employment and Reconstruction Project (CBEERP), was a collaborative undertaking of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), International Labor Organization (ILO), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the local government units as part of their continuing efforts to provide relief to Sendong survivors. It consists of three phases, namely, emergency employment, livelihood recovery and production of guides and manuals on emergency employment approach, said Nori T. Palarca, chief technical adviser of the ILO-Employment Intensive Investment Program. He said the emergency employment component involves a 15-day clean-up activity that includes de-clogging and dredging of the drainage canals in Sendong affected-barangays. The qualified beneficiary will be paid a daily wage of P215 or 75 percent of the approved minimum wage for the city. The livelihood recovery component, Palarca said, aims to re-establish the lost livelihood of the victims. It will be implemented through infrastructure development that will need alternative livelihood like local reource-based hollow blocks production.   He also said that part of the interventions of ILO is to provide skills training to those workers that will engaged in the recovery and reconstruction work such as skills on carpentry, masonry and welding, among others.   On the other hand, the manual to be developed will serve as guide to the other areas in cases calamities or similar situations, he added.   Meanwhile, Crispin D. Dannug, Jr., assistant regional director of DOLE-10, disclosed that a total of 847 beneficiaries were already identified through the interviews...
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