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DOLE OccMin to aid typhoon Ursula victims in the province

In the wake of heavy flooding and serious damages caused by typhoon Ursula (Phanfone), which barreled through the Visayas and parts of South Luzon on December 25, 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment is set to extend an emergency aid amounting to P20M to at least 5,500 typhoon victims from the municipalities of San Jose, Magsaysay, Rizal and Calintaan (SAMARICA) through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa mga Disadvantaged/Displace Workers (TUPAD) Program .


In a recently concluded Convergence Meeting on TUPAD Implementation for affected workers of typhoon Ursula in Occidental Mindoro spearheaded by DOLE MIMAROPA Regional Director Albert E. Gutib, Hon. Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Municipal Mayors Hon. Romulo M. Festin (San Jose), Hon. Cesar Tria Jr., (Magsaysay) Hon. Ernesto Pablo, Jr. (Rizal) and Hon. Eric Labrador (Calintaan) held on January 4, 2020 at San Jose Municipal Plaza; Director Gutib brings hope to the people of SAMARICA as he expressed the Department’s commitment in helping the province to mend and rise again after the rage of Ursula.

Meanwhile, Hon. Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato lauded the Department’s immediate response on her call to help the people of Occidental Mindoro to cope up again especially on the repair of government facilities and infrastructures particularly the public roads and schools on the areas seriously hit by TY Ursula.

With the urgent need to provide post-disaster intervention to workers affected by natural calamities, TUPAD is DOLE’s way of providing relief and emergency livelihood assistance to victims of typhoon in the form of community works involving cleaning of public facilities, clearing during the aftermath of a calamity, and minor repair of public schools with a minimum salary of Php320.00 a day for 10 days.

In difficult times, when people needs hope and relief, the government, at all times, proves to be there for its people.

End/Gener L. Francisco


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