Bohol News Daily

PGMA urges volunteerism to mitigate impact of global economic crisis

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday called on the private sector to join the government as volunteers in its efforts to cushion the impact of the global financial crisis. The President made her call during a radio interview.

“On the part of the government, belt-tightening ang kailangan. On the part of the people, volunteerism, ” the President said.

The private sector could help organize / volunteer to organize our planned mega jobs fair during our celebration of our Independence. Especially during summer months when all the students are on vacation, “we have to have some activity that will give them some income,” Arroyo adds.

The President said possible job placements opportunities for the youth nclude joining OYSTER (out-of-school youth towards economic resiliency) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) employment programs that include maintenance of roads. (PND)

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