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Tabuk City is one of the recipients of the BAYANIHAN 2 fund allocation of the Office of Senator Joel Villanueva, Chair of the Philippine Senate Labor, Employment, Human Resources Development and Technical Education Committee, in the amount of P475,00.00. Said amount was downloaded to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Kalinga, under the leadership of Dr Avelina D. Manganip, Ph. D., Head, Kalinga Field Office, which was later allocated to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Tabuk City under the leadership of Ms. Loyda Saboy.
According to Ms. Ma. Lourdes Canseco, Senior Labor and Employment Officer/TUPAD Program Manager of DOLE-Kalinga, the fund will be allotted to 84 qualified beneficiaries from the informal sector of Tabuk City. These beneficiaries will work under a 15 day emergency employment program to be determined by the PESO. All qualified beneficiaries will also have insurance and PPEs provided to them during their emergency employment.
Guidelines for the said fund allocation will be based on the provisions of DOLE Department Order No. 219 s. 2020 which provides for the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Tulong PanghanapBuhay para sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.
It will be recalled that Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (BAYANIHAN 2) was promulgated in cognizance of the lingering consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic to the country to establish mechanisms to further reduce its impact on the socio-economic well-being of the Filipinos through provision of assistance and other forms of socio-economic relief.
Mayor Darwin C. Estranero welcomes the assistance from the Senator and said that the amount given will be a great help to the 84 beneficiaries who will qualify to the Program. He said that the City will continue to work hard and continue to partner with other government agencies to provide assistance to the disadvantage sectors of Tabuk City especially during this pandemic. – CIO