DOLE XI RD Raymundo G. Agravante and Congresswoman Corazon N. Malanyaon lead in the distribution of cash to TUPAD beneficiaries.

Cateel, Davao Oriental – Nine hundred sixty-three (963) beneficiaries in the first congressional district of Davao Oriental received cash for work. A total amount of Three Million Five Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand One Hundred (P3,563,100.00) Pesos was paid to the beneficiaries from twelve (12) barangays in Cateel, Davao Oriental.

The recipients were victims of flashfloods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression Amang and the surge caused by northeast monsoon in January of 2019. The beneficiaries were hired to do community works and projects like clean-up drives, de-clogging of canals and sewerages, road side clearing of farm to market roads, as well as debris cleaning or removal from various landslide areas.

DOLE XI RD Raymundo G. Agravante and DOLE Davao Oriental Chief Rodolfo T. Castro, Jr.             overseeing the activity to ensure fast and orderly cash distribution.

Leading the distribution of cash were DOLE XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante and Honorable Corazon N. Malanyaon of the 1st Congressional District of Davao Oriental. Both officials, in their inspirational messages, said that the money they received must be spent to the needs of the family.

A mother cuddling her child waits patiently for her name to be called for a payout.

TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers is a program of the Department of Labor and Employment which is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. (By Eduardo P. Monreal, DOLE XI LCO-Designate)