National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) announced that from the second week of January to the first week of July of 2009, nearly a quarter of a million jobs have been generated through the government’s Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP).

In a statement, NAPC Secretary Domingo Panganiban said that the government has provided new jobs to some 237,611 Filipinos over the past six months. He added that 52% of the P13.58 billion pledged by various agencies have been utilized for the said program.

Secretary Panganiban revealed that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) generated 46,604 jobs for underemployed and unemployed Filipinos nationwide. This was followed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) with 37,524 job generation through its food security programs.

“The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) helped some 29,545 Filipinos find jobs. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) created jobs for 27,127 workers, and the Department of Education (DepEd) hired 19,356 workers for its herbal soap making project and as utility workers for the repair and maintenance of public school building projects during the period covered,” Secretary Panganiban added.

The NAPC Secretary stated that the said number of employed workers may increase as more government agencies submit their field reports. So far, 13 other government agencies were able to create jobs for another 77,445 workers nationwide. thanks its following sources:

National Anti-Poverty Commission. Close to a quarter of a million Pinoys land jobs through gov’t program(Posted July 13, 2009) Retrieved July 13, 2009 from

Romero, Paolo, 237,611 jobs created for Pinoys from January to June. (Posted July 13, 2009) Retrieved July 13, 2009 from

Philippine News Agency. CLEEP now employs quarter of a million jobless Filipinos. (Posted July 12, 2009) Retrieved July 13, 2009 from
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