The Department of Labor and Employment XI–Davao de Oro Field Office (DOLE-DOrFO) started off the month with the distribution of Php 6,225,120.00 DOLE assistance to three municipalities in the Province of Davao de Oro for the implementation of the Government Internship Program (GIP).

The Local Government Units (LGU) of Compostela, Montevista, and Pantukan received the amount of Php 518,760.000, Php 1,556,280.00, and Php 4,160,080.00, respectively. The cash assistance will be of help to a total of 120 youth in the said municipalities. Through the GIP, the young workers will be provided with opportunity to demonstrate skills in the field of public service and eventually attract them to pursue a career in government service. They will be employed for six months and the salary shall be based on the existing daily minimum wage of the region.

DOLE-DOrFO Chief Neil Allan R. Baban and Labor and Employment Officer III Eric T. Valiente handed over the checks to the representatives of the LGUs and Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs).

DOLE XI OIC-Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy said that the labor department is determined to expedite the provision of both employment and livelihood assistance for the youth and disadvantaged workers in Davao Region as we navigate through these uncertain times and adapt to the new normal.