Community orientation and identification of potential workers in Busuanga

Project documentation | 24 August 2015
Through the support of the Government of Norway and the Government of Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Local Government of Busuanga and in line with the rehabilitation programme of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), developed a sub-project called “Improving Resiliency of Social and Economic Infrastructure Through Local Resource-based Methods”.

The three components of this sub-project were: improving the boat landing pier (Barangay Buluang), improving resiliency in schools (Barangay Cheey and Barangay Panlaitan), and improving local roads and access to markets (Barangay Salvacion).

As part of social preparation, from 8 to 11 April 2015 the ILO Coron team presented to community stakeholders the over-all background and mechanics of the sub-project (a Local Resource-Based component of the Haiyan Response in Calamianes).

In attendance were community members and leaders (both barangay officials and indigenous people (IP) leaders), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRM) Officer Segundo Aguilar and his staff, Parents and Teachers Association members, and Busuanga Vice Mayor Elizabeth Cervantes.

MDRRM Officer Segundo Aguilar presents the project background to the community of Barangay Salvacion, Busuanga.

Women participants are interviewed for the Improving Road Resiliency and Access sub-project in Barangay Salvacion. Gender equality was a cross-cutting concern in the identification of potential workers.

A newly recruited worker in Barangay Salvacion has her shoe size determined. Shirts and shoe sizes were taken during beneficairy identification to facilitate the procurement of PPE’s once the final list of workers was determined.