(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 07 October 2022) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, January 17, 2022

DOLE-13 release cash aid to "Odette" victims

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Caraga released over PhP34.2 million cash assistance from December 21, 2021, to January 7, 2022 under the agency's Tulong sa Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) cash-for-work program for typhoon-affected individuals. 

Some 10,702 individuals in the region received the cash aid, with 6,141 recipients from Surigao del Norte and 3,112 recipients from Dinagat Islands. These provinces were among the areas most devastated by Typhoon "Odette".

The salaries of beneficiaries for the emergency work were based on the prevailing minimum daily wage of P320 per day plus personal accident insurance. Jobs include house cleaning, de-clogging of canals, debris, segregation, material recovery, stockpiling, and road cleaning.

“Our staff is tirelessly expediting the release of cash aid for the typhoon victims so they can start rebuilding their lives following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette,” said DOLE-Caraga regional director Joffrey Suyao. (MCeledeƱa/DOLE Caraga/PIA-Caraga)