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Gov't program for displaced workers aids 11,000 Davao City locals –Paolo Duterte

At least 11,000 individuals in Davao City benefited from the Department of Labor’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte said Tuesday.

Duterte was referring to the community–based package of assistance that offers emergency services for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for at least 10 days, but not more than 30 days, depending on the nature of their work.

Duterte said the 11,000 beneficiaries included vendors, tailors, school maintenance workers, hair stylists/barbers, cobblers, and other similar workers.

“Most workers – primarily displaced and disadvantaged, unemployed, and senior citizens – from the informal sector will work on tree planting, community gardening, reforestation, road cleaning, drainage/canal de-clogging, community clean-up, and refurbishment of tourist attractions,” Duterte said.

“We will continue to support those who are in need,” he added. — DVM, GMA Integrated News