Mati City, Davao Oriental – Displaced by heavy rains brought by low pressure area and southwest monsoon (habagat), two thousand five hundred (2,500) individuals received wages after working for ten (10) days under the TUPAD Workers Program for barangay residents, this city. The amount of 10 Million Pesos was shared (50-50) by the Department  of Labor and Employment and MATI City LGU.

The nature of community works done by the beneficiaries were clean-up drive within the perimeter of the City Public Market (sweeping, declogging of canals, and transferring of garbage into designated garbage bins. In the barangays, workloads include clearing or removal of debris caused by landslides and eroded areas, side clearing of barangay farm-to-market roads, repair or rehabilitation of public structures such as covered courts, school and other public buildings.

Mati City Mayor Michelle Marie Denise N. Rabat thanked the Department of Labor and Employment in implementing the emergency program fast to the affected constituents in the city. DOLE XI OIC-ARD Jason P. Balais in his short message during the payout said that, “The Department of Labor and Employment is always there for all Filipinos especially on emergency concerns such as this. The social protection program of the Department can be accessed anytime that calamities strike. The fast implementation of the emergency employment activity in your area is due to the quick action of our DOLE Davao Oriental Field Office headed by Chief Rodolfo T. Castro, Jr.” (By Eduardo P. Monreal, LCO-Designate, DOLE RO XI)

Payout. Two TUPAD beneficiaries receiving their wages from Mati City Mayor Michelle Marie Denise N. Rabat and DOLE XI OIC-ARD Jason P. Balais.

Recipients all. DOLE Davao Oriental Chief Rodolfo T. Castro, Jr., confirmed that a total of 2,500 individuals are beneficiaries on this implementation. Other affected areas in Davao Oriental have their share of the emergency employment program.