The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office VII, has distributed more than Php18.2 million worth of assistance to some 3,744 retrenched workers of Sports City Incorporated at the Mactan Economic Zone in Lapu-Lapu City on October 3 to 4.
The displaced workers received cash aid and family food packs from the DSWD through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) during the convergence activity that was organized by several offices to assist the individuals affected by the closure of the factory.
In his message, Undersecretary for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace Alan Tanjusay expressed his gratitude to the key personnel and sectors involved in the fast and well-coordinated action. He reiterated the instruction of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr and DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo to help the workers immediately.
Before the distribution of assistance, the DSWD, together with the representatives from the local government unit (LGU) of Lapu-Lapu City, offices of the congressional representatives, and other agencies, conducted a multi-stakeholders meeting on the retrenchment of the affected workforce.
The DSWD extended assistance to the affected population following the request for augmentation of the Lapu-Lapu City LGU.
The Department vowed to provide assistance and support to families and individuals in difficult circumstances to enable them to meet their daily needs while in crisis. ###
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