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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Region 6 DOLE gets P265M
for Yolanda livelihood support

The Department of Labor and Employment in Region 6 received P265 million from its national office for livelihood support programs for typhoon Yolanda survivors in Western Visayas, Regional Director Ponciano Ligutom, said yesterday.

Ligutom said that, of the total amount, P30 million is for Negros Occidental.

He said local government units must submit a proposal on the livelihood program they plan for residents affected by the typhoon before DOLE could release funds to them.

A report from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office showed that Yolanda had destroyed 13,233 houses and damaged 48,144 in the province.

The provincial government had earlier allocated P22 million to aid those whose houses were destroyed.

Meanwhile, a seminar on work environment measurement will be conducted in Bacolod City to ensure that workplaces in the region are safe for workers, Ligutom said.

DOLE has launched the Iwas Aksidente Program that will promote the health and safety of employees while at their respectire work places.

Under this program, Ligutom said, the public is urged to report to them if they know of any employer who does not follow proper health and safety standards required by DOLE for employees.*APN

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