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Monday, April 20, 2020


35 displaced drivers in AgSur town receive cash from DOLE


By Allen Joe Lumanta

TRENTO, Agusan del Sur, April 20 -- At least 35 tricycle drivers have recently received cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in line with its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers - “Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko” Disinfecting/Sanitation Project or TUPAD – BKBK.

Validated through and by the Municipal Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) and the Municipal Public Employment Services Office (PESO), said tricycle drivers form part of the 150 beneficiaries of DOLE’s emergency employment program for the underemployed, unemployed, and displaced marginalized workers whose livelihood were affected by the CoViD-19 crisis.

During the distribution held at RM Billanes Gymnasium, each qualified driver received an amount of P3,200.00 from Jake Abunda, Labor Employment Officer II of DOLE-Agusan del Sur who personally handed the cash assistance to the recipients.

It was noted that before having received the assistance, the drivers underwent a ten-day work program that involved cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing specific areas in their barangays and their households.

Meanwhile, Municipal PESO Manager Alberto Salas and his staff Xyris Kay Arańez are still finalizing the documentary requirements for the second batch of TUPAD-BKBK beneficiaries who are scheduled to receive their emergency cash assistance before the end of April 2020. (MIO Trento/PIA-Agusan del Sur)