DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept 27 (PIA) –Dumaguete City has accepted recently some P79,050 for the 17 beneficiaries of the Department of Labor & Employment’s (DOLE) program Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).
The amount will be granted to identified disadvantaged workers in Dumaguete City good for 15 days amounting to P4,650 each.
Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria handed over the cash to the beneficiaries with DOLE-Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga, Provincial DOLE Head, Ma. Teresa Tanquiamco and City Administrator William Ablong.
According to city information officer Syril Repe “The identified displaced workers from 30 barangays in the city are the first batch to have received this TUPAD program.”
The TUPAD is implemented by DOLE in partnership with the local government of Dumaguete through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) with the support of second district Congressman George Arnaiz.
Repe said the first batch beneficiaries of the temporary work program administered for 15 days started from August 18 until September 5, 2014, while, the second batch of the displaced workers coming from other barangays in the city, still working.
Their job is to clean the streets, pavements and sidewalks and de-clog the canals within the city and the major roads/streets, said Repe.
Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria thanked second district representative for allocating budget through DOLE, for the positive results of the program in the city. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)