DA creates thousands of jobs in Mindanao
It’s a job well done for the DA administration, quite literally.
The DA, through its Philippine Rural Development Project, created 11,510 jobs in some regions of Mindanao over the past three years, a project executive reported in Cotabato recently, The Standard reported.
“4,175 skilled workers—including engineers, welders, masons, steel men, heavy equipment operators, drivers, carpenters and foremen—were employed while 7,335 non-skilled persons [like laborers and helpers] were hired by the project during the period.” Lealyn Ramos, PRDP Mindanao Cluster Director told media.
Ramos also added that the project was able to employ at least 1,506 workers who were given P29.69 million in 2013; some 5,232 workers were paid P105.11 million in 2014; close to 3,900 workers received P95.44 million in 2015; and in the first quarter of 2016, some 977 who received P23.19 million, the report said.
She mentioned in the report that the workers were mostly involved in infrastructure activities for the Intensified Building-Up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development (IBUILD) Component, including farm-to-market roads, bridges, irrigation systems, and potable water systems in partnership with local government units and private contractors.