The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office has recently provided rehabilitation assistance to residents in Hagonoy town, one of the hardest hit areas in Central Luzon by the onslaught of the recent typhoons.
The assistance was through the DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood Programs.
DOLE regional director Leopoldo B. De Jesus said the DOLE Bulacan Field Office, in partnership with the municipal government of Hagonoy, has released some P1.2 million livelihood assistance which benefited 321 calamity victims from various barangays of the town.
Of the total assistance, P900,000 was used to pay for the salaries of the 300 disadvantaged workers for a 10-day short term employment under the DOLE’s “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers Program” (TUPAD) wherein the said workers were tasked to clean up the streets and dredge the silted canals of the town.
The remaining P300,000 from the DOLE’s “Negosyo sa Kariton” Project (Negot Kart) was used for the vending carts of 21 ambulant vendors for their small businesses.
The municipal government of Hagonoy, through Mayor Angel L. Cruz Jr., on the other hand, has provided its 20 percent counterpart assistance amounting to P72,000 and P129,000 for the DOLE’s Nego Kart Project and TUPAD program, respectively.
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