Parolees, probationers undergo orientation on DOLE’s livelihood programs

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By Calro A. Lanipa (FPG/CAL/PIA9 with reports from Eddie Baldado)

PAGADIAN CITY, June 1 (PIA) – Some 52 probationers, parolees and pardonees including volunteer probation aides (VPAs) have recently attended an orientation on the Deparment of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) livelihood programs at Anastacia Pension House this city.

This activity was designed to effect positive changes in the lives of the parolees, probationers and pardonees as part of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA)-Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office No. 1’s commitment to improve the living conditions of its clients.

Camilo Encila Jr., officer-in-charge, DOLE- Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office presented the Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program (DILLEP), a government’s intervention program that seeks to contribute to poverty reduction and to reduce vulnerability to risk of the poor/marginalized sectors in the community.

Encila emphasized that “this program is part of the rehabilitation process to alleviate the socio-economic status of deprived individuals like the DOJ-PPA clients for them to normally go back to mainstream society productive, despite being in conflict with the law before.

He further said that his office would continue to support all PPA’s programs that focus on client’s welfare and development, “as this is the most humane expression for them to feel that they are still very important segment of the society.”

In line with agency’s goal of promoting the correction and rehabilitation of an offender by providing him/her with personalized community based treatment and an opportunity to become productive in his/her re-integration to mainstream society, the ZDSPPO No. 1 under the stewardship of Chief Probation and Parole Officer Nicasio D. Dujali, commits itself to pursue various rehabilitation activities geared for client’s reformation.