KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III fulfilled his commitment to extend livelihood assistance to the disadvantaged and displaced workers in Norala town, said Deputy Speaker for Mindanao and South Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Atty. Ferdinand “DINAND” Hernandez, who witnessed the “ceremonial release” of the Tulong Pangkabuhayan para sa Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD Post-COVID) from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) last July 6, 2020.
Rep. Hernandez was joined by DOLE-12 executives, led by Regional Director Raymundo Agravante, Assistant Regional Director Arlene Bisnon, South Cotabato Field Officer Conrado Artatez, and Norala officials, led by Mayor Clemente Fedoc, Vice Mayor Victor Balayon, Councilors Jonel Daniel, Romeo Januto, Edgar Aguilar, Ikiasike Feril, IPMR Antonio Doyal, SK Federation President Shaira Friales and barangay captains.
Rep. Hernandez, popularly known as “DINAND” in the entire province, said he witnessed the ceremonial turn-over of “cheque” amounting to P4,746,560.00 for Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD Post-COVID) from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to LGU-Norala for 1,456 beneficiaries.
“That was the commitment of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to LGU-Norala when he visited the wake of the slain Overseas Filipino Worker Jeanelyn Villavende in Brgy. Tinago, Municipality of Norala in January 2020,” Rep. Hernandez said.
Rep. Hernandez described the turn-over of the DOLE’s cash assistance as “timely as it would be of great help to the beneficiaries during this time of pandemic.” (Rashid RH. Bajo via DM-Mindanao Desk)
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