611 displaced E.B. Magalona workers receive TUPAD wages

Another batch of beneficiaries from E. B. Magalona received wages under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) on Thursday, November 17.

A total of 611 residents received P4,500 each for rendering 10 days of clean-up drive work, during the cash payout facilitated by Victoria Diwata Borines, focal coordinator of DOLE-TUPAD Negros Occidental Field Office, and Jessilyn Plaza, E. B. Magalona Public Employment Service Office (PESO) manager, at the Public Plaza, a press release from EB Magalona said.

The TUPAD fund was facilitated by Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod Party-list) as requested by Mayor Marvin Malacon.

Joining Malacon at the payout program were councilors Jovie Madayag and Isidro Gomed Jr.

A total of 677 EB Magalona residents also received their P4,500 wages from DOLE TUPAD, facilitated by Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), on October 18.

Malacon said the local and national governments have a strong partnership in looking for ways to assist displaced and disadvantaged workers, as well as indigent residents and senior citizens.

The mayor also reiterated his call for parents to prioritize sending their children to school despite the hardships, as this is one sure way to get out of poverty when their children become gainfully employed.

Plaza said the TUPAD beneficiaries conducted clean-up drives in their respective barangays for four hours a day for 10 days, with a rate of P450 per day or P4,500 for 10 days.

The beneficiaries were also given PPEs (personal protective equipment), comprised of a long sleeves shirt, buri hat, and face masks, for use in the cleanup drive, she added.*

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