Cotabato City (March 14, 2018) – The Department of Labor and Employment in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOLE-ARMM) has announced 1,411 summer jobs currently available for students and out-of-school youth across the region.
Secretary Muslimin Jakilan of DOLE-ARMM said the program is open to all qualified high school, college or vocational course students, and out-of-school youth living in areas covered by Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance, and Synergy (ARMM-HELPS) program, a development convergence initiative of the regional government covering 553 recipient barangays.
“We prioritize those students who most need summer jobs,” Sec. Jakilan said adding that the drive is part of the DOLE’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), a flagship program designed to provide income opportunities to out-of-school youth and students from underprivileged families during summer, or Christmas break.
He said the DOLE-ARMM has earmarked P3.8 million for the program. Under the SPES, the Labor department shoulders 40% of the salaries of the beneficiaries, while the employers – government agencies, such as local government units, and private companies as well as other sponsor institutions – pay the 60%.
“We want to help the students and out-of-school youth to earn money, which they can use to pay for next school year,” he said. The registration for employment applicants has already started and will end in the last week of March. Students will work for a period of 25 days.
A student applicant is required to submit the following: birth certificate; barangay clearance; certification by the school registrar, or Form 138, or original class card; certificate of good moral character; and parents’ income tax return, which shows an annual income not exceeding P85,000. For an out-of-school-youth applicant, a certificate of good moral character issued by his/her barangay will be required.
Secretary Jakilan said applicants may visit DOLE-ARMM’s regional office at the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City, or the Labor department offices in their respective provinces.
Cotabato City (March 12, 2018) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will build a P100-million Maguindanao government center this year in the town of Buluan, the provincial capital. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and Maguindanao Governor Esmail ‘Toto’ Mangudadatu led the groundbreaking of the center on Monday, March 12.
Gov. Hataman said the building will facilitate improved delivery of services of the provincial government to its constituents. “Sinisigurado natin na ang mga proyekto natin ay mayroong social impact sa sinasakupan natin,” the ARMM governor added.
Gov. Mangudadatu of Maguindanao thanked the regional government and President Rodrigo Duterte for the support in the development of the provincial center. A two-storey building, the center will house the offices of several provincial government agencies, and will sit on a 1.8-hectare land. It forms part of the provincial government complex.
The project is funded under the ARMM’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) budget for 2017. It is expected to be finished in 12 months. Among the flagship projects of DPWH-ARMM in Maguindanao are the Datu Odin Sinsuat-Datu Blah Sinsuat-Lebak Coastal Road that connects Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces and the Pigcawayan-Budon-Barira-Butig Road that connects the provinces of Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Lanao del Sur.
Maguindanao is set to receive P2.49 billion worth of infrastructure projects from the ARMM this year. These include barangay roads, water systems, drainage systems and flood control projects.
To promote transparency and efficiency, the DPWH-ARMM currently harnesses the E-ARMM system, wherein a website was established to create a database containing information on road projects, including connectivity conditions, and other public infrastructure projects within the region.
The E-ARMM comprises a network involving the regional office and eight district engineering offices that will serve as data repository. It promotes transparency and allows the general public to check the status of projects under construction.
Also present on Monday’s ceremony were Secretary Kirby Matalam Abdullah of ARMM’s Interior and Local Government, Secretary Bai Ayesha Mangudadatu Dilangalen of Tourism-ARMM, Engr. James Mlok of Maguindanao 2ndDistrict Engineering Office, and former Buluan Mayor Ibrahim ‘Jong’ Mangudadatu.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
March 14, 2018 @ 17:08