A TOTAL of 2,800 informal sector workers in Biliran are set to benefit from P9,873,500 assistance under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
“May these Tupad grants bring new ray of hope and optimism to our informal sector workers here in Biliran especially during this time of pandemic,” said DOLE-Eastern Visayas Director Henry John Jalbuena.
The labor official also lauded the “active partnership” of the local government unit (LGU) officials during the recently-held awarding of checks to the Provincial Government of Biliran and seven municipalities of the province.
The Tupad funds include P1,735,500 for the Province of Biliran; P1,751,750 for LGU-Naval; P874,250 for LGU-Almeria; P1,313,000 for LGU-Kawayan; P438,750 for LGU-Maripipi; P698,750 for LGU-Culaba; P1,313,000 for LGU-Caibiran and P1,748,500 for Biliran.
Public Employment Service Office managers representing their local chief executives were also present during the turnover of financial assistance.
The newly-installed labor director also expressed his “unwavering commitment” to serve the region. (SunStar Philippines)