Dec 16, 2013

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Pineda Cites DOLE for 7.5 M Support to Pampanga

By Jenna Lumbang


City of San Fernando – Gov. Lilia Pineda lauded the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Central Luzon for numerous projects given to the province amounting to P7.5 million.

In line with the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of DOLE the provincial government expressed its gratitude to the agency that gave employment opportunities to the Kapampangans for the past years through different projects and programs.

“DOLE intensified the livelihood and employment programs of the provincial government. We were able to help thousands of cabalen because of their support and fundings,” said Pineda.

Based on the record of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of the province, DOLE in partnership with the provincial government was able to help 2018 students under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES). The agency gave P5 M for the salary while capitol shared P7.5 million.

Another program of DOLE that benefitted the Kapampangans is the “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD Program” where in 892 victims of calamities received P1.5 M and P374, 640 from the Pineda administration.

Further, the agency implemented the Negosyo king Kariton and supported the Sampaguita Livelihood program of the province through P1 million grants that helped 92 cabalens.

Pineda assured the Kapampangans that this is not the end of the good relationship between the province and DOLE because many programs and projects are still on-going in partnership with the agency.