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1.2M TUPAD assistance for 3 Southern Leyte towns

Tacloban City – Some 377 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Lilion, Padre Burgos and Bontoc in Southern Leyte will be assisted through the Php 1,225,250.00 grants released last March 26, 2021 by DOLE Regional Office No. 8 under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment.

Regional Director of DOLE-RO8, Henry John S. Jalbuena and An Waray Partylist Representative, Congressman Florencio “Bem” G. Noel led the awarding of funding checks to Mayor Shirlita Y. Chong of LGU-Liloan,Ms. Carylle Michelle Balili of LGU-Padre Burgos and Mr. Restituto Milagroso of LGU-Bontoc.

The beneficiaries, upon completion of their ten-day employment focused on disinfection and sanitation of their respective premises, will be receiving wages amounting to Php 3,250 each. 

Director Jalbuena thanked Cong. Noel for being an active partner in implementing the various programs of DOLE particularly TUPAD. He likewise underscored the importance of convergence and coordination in achieving successful delivery of public service.

“We are thankful for the support of An Waray to the programs of DOLE particularly TUPAD. The convergence we have with you is indeed instrumental in achieving our objectives as a public organization. With a continued partnership with you, surely we will be able to reach more workers in the region”, said Jalbuena. 

Meanwhile, recipients of the TUPAD program expressed their gratitude for the assistance received. They are happy that they will be bringing with them something that could ease the burdens of their needy beneficiaries.

Breakdown of funds released were as follow: Php 435,500.00 for134 beneficiaries of Bontoc; Php 354,250.00 for 109 beneficiaries of Liloan; and Php 435,500.00 for 134 beneficiaries of Padre Burgos.

 Also present during the simple turnover of checks were Mr. Edgar B. Tabuyan, Chief of DOLE-RO8 Technical Support Services Division and Ms. Lykka Labor representing Ms. Marites Z. Viñas, Chief of DOLE-Southern Leyte Field Office. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano with reports from Lykka Labor-DOLE Southern Leyte Field Office

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2021-03-29
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HENRY JOHN S. JALBUENA
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