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Emergency employment for the City of Naga landslide victims, on-going

Cebu City, Philippines. Over 300 landslide victims in the City of Naga, Cebu have started

working at the designated evacuation centers as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) continued tying up with partner-agencies in the implementation of its Emergency Employment Program (EEP) at the area.

According to Regional Labor and Employment Director, Atty. Johnson G. Cañete, the DOLE, together with the City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO), has profiled a total of 357 workers among the many affected individuals and families, who are housed at the evacuation centers.

The profiling, Atty. Cañete continued, took place at the nine (9) evacuation centers, namely: Naga Central Elementary School; Enan Chiong Activity Center; Naalad Elementary School; APO Cemex Covered Court; Naga National High School; Colon Elementary School; Cepoc Elementary School; San Fernando Covered Court; and Langtad Elementary School.

The workers profiled, he added, came mostly from Barangays Tinaan and Naalad.

“Beneficiaries actually started working on 8 October 2018 and it’s the General Services Office or GSO of the City of Naga, through the appointed camp managers, primarily directing their day-to-day tasks and activities,” said the DOLE-7 Head.

Atty. Cañete reiterated that each beneficiary would be paid PHP386.00 per day for one (1) month, the duration of their emergency employment. Workers, he said, would be given one (1) rest day, which falls every Sunday of the week.

DOLE-Cebu Provincial Field Office (CPFO) Head, Maria Grace V. Diaz, commented that it’s very important that the daily attendance sheets of said workers as well as their Daily Time Records (DTRs) are completed and compiled after the completion of their work as the same are the supporting documents needed before a worker could claim his or her salary.

“We are contemplating on holding the pay-out or distribution of salaries very soon at the City Hall of the City of Naga,” she added.

As part of the DOLE’s demonstration of support and sympathy to the victims, the Department’s very own employees gathered their personal resources and donated on 05 October 2018 to the local government unit of the City of Naga boxes of relief goods, bottles of mineral water including an amount of financial assistance for the victims.

The DOLE’s Emergency Employment Program or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) is only one of the two (2) components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP).




For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel Senarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Information Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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