By NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
July 16, 2020
TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 8 through its Samar Field Office conducted payout of wages amounting to P1,615,250.00 to 497 beneficiaries of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers #Barangay Ko/Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) in the four municipalities of Samar province.
In two separate schedules, payouts were conducted by the team of DOLE-SFO headed by Engr. Aleksei Ceasar D. Abellar in Catbalogan City and Sta. Margarita on June 11, 2020 and in the municipalities of San Jorge and Pagsanghan on June 17, 2020.
Mayor Leoncio U. De Guia of San Jorge, Samar expressed gratitude and support to the department for the assistance extended to his constituents. He said that in this time of pandemic where many workers have been displaced, the government is really a big source of relief.
Beneficiaries happily received their wages which is the fruit of their services rendered during the ten-day period of employment.
In all the payouts conducted, Engr. Abellar thanked all the LGUs for their active support to the DOLE program intended to provide relief to the displaced informal workers. He encourages all the beneficiaries and likewise reminded them to spend the money wisely.
“In behalf of my Regional Director, Sir Yahya A. Centi, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our supportive local chief executives and PESO Managers for all the assistance especially in the implementation of the program. You are indeed our great partners in deliveriing services to our clients”, said Abellar.