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Over P7-M TUPAD funds to benefit Ormoc City

Tacloban City – A total of Php 7,897,500.00 funds under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment will benefit some 2,430 displaced informal sector workers of Ormoc City.

In a simple turnover ceremony held last 26 June 2020, Mayor Richard Gomez personally received the said assisatnce for the people of Ormoc City. Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel of An Waray Partylist awarded Php 906,750.00 worth of TUPAD assistance to benefit 279 workers while Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez of the 4th District of Leyte turned over TUPAD checks amounting to Php 6,262,750.00 good for 1,927 Ormoceños. Also, Mr. Edgar B. Tabuyan, Chief of DOLE West Leyte Field Office (WLFO) representing Regional Director Yahya A. Centi, handed over Php 728,000.00 worth of TUPAD (Post-COVID) funds to benefit 224 displaced workers of the city.

Mayor Gomez expressed his gratitude for the assistance received for his constituents who are experiencing the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that these financial aids will really boost the morale of the affected informal sector workers in the city.

Likewise, both Cong. Gomez and Cong. Noel extended their sincere thanks and appreciation to RD Centi and Assistant Director Amable C. Roa for the continued support to the Leyteños particularly to the people of the 4th District of Leyte.

Mr. Tabuyan in response gladly committed that DOLE will continue to deliver its programs and services to the people of Region VIII especially in this time of crisis. He likewise recognized the active support from the local chief executives.

“In behalf of my Regional Director, I would like to assure you that DOLE will always be of help to the people of Eastern Visayas. We are also thankful because we have active leaders who support the cause and intentions of our TUPAD program”, said Mr, Tabuyan. 

Also during the ceremony, TUPAD check amounting to Php 325,000.00 was handed over to Mayor Rolando VIllasencio of LGU Merida, Leyte. 100 informal workers from the said municipality will likewise benefit from the grant. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano with reports from Edgar B. Tabuyan

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