181 E.B. Magalona residents receive DOLE-TUPAD wages

E.B. Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon (center) with 180 DOLE-TUPAD recipients.

BACOLOD CITY — Another batch of DOLE-TUPAD (Department of Labor and Employment – Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers) beneficiaries from E.B. Magalona, comprising 181 residents, received their wages during a payout at the Public Plaza on Tuesday [July 2].

The payout was led by TUPAD focal person Ma. Victoria Diwata Borines and TUPAD coordinator Andrea Aquino, assisted by personnel from the E.B. Magalona Public Employment Service Office (PESO), headed by manager-designate Maricris Chavez.

The event was graced by Mayor Marvin Malacon, Private Secretary Joel Antonio, Consultant Ramie Babac, OFWs Help Desk focal person Liza Borja, and E.B. Magalona OFWs Federation president Nilo Ortizo.

In his message, Mayor Malacon advised the beneficiaries to spend their DOLE-TUPAD wages wisely, suggesting they allocate funds for food and livelihood needs.

Malacon emphasized the strong partnership between local and national governments in finding ways to assist displaced and disadvantaged workers, as well as indigent residents and senior citizens.

The DOLE-TUPAD beneficiaries received P4,800 in wages after rendering 10 days of cleanup drive and waste segregation in their respective barangays.

Earlier, the beneficiaries were provided with PPE (personal protective equipment), including long-sleeve shirts, printed DOLE caps, and face masks for use during the cleanup drive and waste segregation.

Previously, 50 beneficiaries from E.B. Magalona received their DOLE-TUPAD wages on January 30, and another 540 beneficiaries on January 10.

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