ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Sept 11 (PIA) — Twelve Antipolo residents given emergency employment by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Rizal and Antipolo Public Employment Services Office (PESO) received their pay last September 7 at the Antipolo City Hall.
Vicky Natanauan from DOLE Rizal said the beneficiaries from Antipolo were tasked to clean their respective sitios for minimum wages from August 20-31.
“This service offered by DOLE and the local PESO is a cash-for-work program where the people work for their keep. It also reduces their dependency on the government,” said Antipolo PESO Officer-In-Charge Engineer Roger Atim. He also added that the emergency employment is an initiative by the DOLE Secretary to be implemented through the support of the LGUs through PESO.
“Several government agencies gave their support to those affected by the calamities last month. Among them, DOLE gave those who currently have no means of income an opportunity to earn P350 per day for 10 days through the emergency employment program. We prioritized those who sought help from our office (PESO),” said Atim.
DOLE based its emergency employment program on the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office’s reports. “The municipalities with the most number of affected emergency employees in Rizal are Pililia,” said Natanuan.
The agency will also be supporting 525 persons from Pililia, 378 from San Mateo, 108 from Rodriguez, 61 from Cainta, 34 from Taytay, 23 from Angono, 20 from Binangonan, 19 from Tanay, 9 from Cardona, 4 from Teresa and several others from Jalajala in terms of emergency employment.
Antipolo was the first to be given their salaries since the local PESO was the first to submit the requirements such as contracts, documentation, monitoring reports and daily time records to DOLE.
DOLE-Rizal said salaries will be distributed as soon as the requirements are submitted to the agency and other Rizal municipalities with their ‘emergency employees’ are scheduled for payment in the following weeks. (CPG/GG-PIA4A with reports from the Antipolo PIO)