DOLE, 2 congressmen to assist informal workers who lost jobs

Informal workers in Catanduanes who lost their jobs or whose livelihoods were affected as a result of the Enhanced Community Quarantine will be assisted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in partnership with Lone District Congressman Hector S. Sanchez and TGP Congressman Jose J. Teves Jr.

Under the “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko Disinfection/Sanitation Project” or TUPAD #BKBK, temporary jobs will be given to informal workers like drivers of tricycles, pedicabs and PUVs, construction workers, farmers, fishermen, parlor employees, stay-out domestic helpers and other self-employed workers.

Qualified beneficiaries will work for 10 days at a daily wage of P310, for a total of P3,100.00. All they have to do is disinfect and clean their homes and surroundings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Funding for the TUPAD #BKBK program will come from the DOLE’s own allocation as well as P3 million from the office of Rep. Sanchez and another P2 million from the office of TGP Rep. Teves.

The two representatives had told DOLE that they want more needy workers to be assisted by the program.

Those interested will have to go to the barangay chairman to register and fill up the required DOLE form. An announcement will be made as to who among the displaced informal workers will submit their applications in the district offices of the two congressmen.

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