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Capiceņos Benefit from Gov't. Jobs Generation Programs PDF Print E-mail
A total of 150 Capiceños have benefited from the government's emergency employment program, particularly the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) program, Capiz Provincial Labor and Employment Director Ricardo Monegro said.

For the first batch covering a period from April 1 to September 1,2009, Monegro said that 75 qualified registered nurses from the province here were provided a six-month emergency employment and training.

The second batch of the emergency employment under the NARS program, with 85 beneficiaries, started in October 15 last year and will end on April 15 this year, he said.

The NARS program aims to provide training-cum employment scheme to registered nurses for six month with a minimum stipend/allowance of P8,000.00 per month aside from the P2,000 additional monthly allowance which may be provided by the local government unit (LGU).

Under said program, Monegro said that nurses are being deployed for three months in the Rural Health Units (RHUs) of the municipality and the other 3 months are utilized for training in the district hospitals under the province's inter-local health zone.

On the other hand, records show that the Arroyo administration was able to create 14.2 million jobs which is 142 percent of the 10 million maximum target of the national government.

The government's job generation program had also released P157.41 billion in loan to 6.91 million borrowers from 2001 to October 2009 under its microfinance program.

Likewise, a total of P179.70 billion in loans was extended to 159,711 small and medium entrepreneurs from 2004 to October last year as part of the loans being granted to SMEs.

Under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) which aims to address poverty amidst global economic meltdon, the government was able to create 350,000 jobs.

As of December 31 last year, 500,000 Filipinos were employed in the business process outsourcing-information communication technology (BPO-ICT), including the 280,000 who were employed in the call center.

From 2001 to 2009, a total of 5 million jobs were created for the housing sector, while it was also under the administration of PresidentArroyo that there was an increase in the salaries and wages of employees both in the government and private sectors. (PIA)
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