Three coconut cooperatives in Quezon, Albay and Camarines Sur were recipients of a P6 million grant each under the Direct Marketing Project under the Social Amelioration and Welfare Program (SAWP) for biofuel workers which is being managed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC).
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 9 Zamboanga Peninsula continuously exerted efforts in empowering kasambahays as well as implementing the Family Welfare Program (FWP) of the Department.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has renewed government assurance in protecting the rights and promoting the economic empowerment of persons with disability.
Bello made the commitment at the start of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at the Employers Forum on Disability Inclusive Employment held in Manila on Friday.
In line with the celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) and the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) partnered up for the conduct of a workshop on Disability Inclusive Governance Framework of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) last July 23, 2019 at The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.
The regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment in the Zamboanga Peninsula introduced the five-year development plan of the Project HOPE (Helping Others Prosper Economically) last June 20, 2019 at Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone.
Project HOPE is a holistic intervention and initiative of the DOLE Regional Office 9 for the displaced workers and their dependents of the fishing and canning industry affected by the annual closed fishing season (December to February) by providing livelihood, emergency employment and skills training.