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DOLE – Samar Field Office with Tingog Sinirangan Partylist witnessed the pay-out for salaries of 104

DOLE Samar Field Office spearheaded by Chief LEO/Provincial Head Fe Norma D. Valuis together with her staff had successfully facilitated and witnessed the payment of salaries to a total of 104 beneficiaries coming from the four barangays namely Old Manunca, Pagsulhogon, Sta. Elena and Magsaysay of Sta. Rita, Samar amounting to Five Hundred Seven Thousand (P507,000) under the Congressional funds of Tingog Sinirangan. The pay-out was held at Brgy. Magsaysay Covered Court, Sta. Rita, Samar last 23 February 2021 under the DOLE’s TUPAD Bayanihan 2 Program. 

Said activity were likewise graced by Tingog Assistant Coordinator Norvelyn Capaycapay, Municipal Vice-Mayor Jade Kie R. Tiu, Municipal Treasurer Erlinda Baluran, four barangay captains, FNLIs Raul Angelo P. Tabao and Kirstine Ranz Orara, TUPAD Coordinators – Angelica D. Geradila, Christine Joy Montejo and Eduardo Nablo, Jr., all from DOLE-SFO. 

In her message, Chief LEO Valuis, briefly discussed the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program as a safety net program that provides temporary wage employment to the workers in the informal sector particularly the unpaid family workers and self-employed workers with elementary occupations who were displaced or whose earnings were affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our heartfelt thanks to the Tingog Partylist through Majority Floor Leader-Hon. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and First District Representative Yedda Marie K. Romualdez for their active support and unwavering commitment in implementing DOLE programs and services to provide relief to the disadvantaged/displaced workers especially in this time of pandemic. As well as to the supportive Local Government Officials, staff and PESO Manager of Sta. Rita – Mr. Raul Amores, for all the assistance extended in the successful implementation of this program”, she said.

On the part of the Local Government Unit of Sta. Rita, Samar and Tingog Partylist, Vice-Mayor Tiu and Ms. Capaycapay have warmly expressed their grateful appreciation to DOLE OIC-Regional Director Amable Ildefonso C. Roa and the 

SFO team for all the support and assistance extended to LGU – Sta. Rita, Samar. They likewise reminded all the beneficiaries to spend their hard-earned money wisely.

This is the second time for the Municipality of Sta. Rita, Samar to successfully implement the DOLE-TUPAD Program under the Congressional funds of Tingog Sinirangan. They are earnestly praying and hoping to get additional funds to accommodate more beneficiaries.

Despite working for only four (4) hours a day, the said beneficiaries still received P4,875.00 each for a total of 15 days service rendered in compliance to the prevailing minimum wage in the region which is P325 a day. End/KIRSTINE RANZ C. ORARA

Regional Director

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