Over P7-M TUPAD
funds to benefit Ormoc City
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
July 16, 2020
TACLOBAN CITY – A
total of P7,897,500.00 funds under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa
Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the
Department of Labor and Employment will benefit some 2,430 displaced
informal sector workers of Ormoc City.
In a simple turnover
ceremony held last 26 June 2020, Mayor Richard Gomez personally
received the said assistance for the people of Ormoc City.
Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel of An Waray Partylist awarded
P906,750.00 worth of TUPAD assistance to benefit 279 workers while
Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez of the 4th District of Leyte turned
over TUPAD checks amounting to P6,262,750.00 good for 1,927
Ormoceños. Also, Mr. Edgar B. Tabuyan, Chief of DOLE West Leyte
Field Office (WLFO) representing Regional Director Yahya A. Centi,
handed over P728,000.00 worth of TUPAD (Post-COVID) funds to benefit
224 displaced workers of the city.
Mayor Gomez expressed his
gratitude for the assistance received for his constituents who are
experiencing the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said
that these financial aids will really boost the morale of the
affected informal sector workers in the city.
Likewise, both Cong. Gomez
and Cong. Noel extended their sincere thanks and appreciation to RD
Centi and Assistant Director Amable C. Roa for the continued support
to the Leyteños particularly to the people of the 4th District of
Mr. Tabuyan in response
gladly committed that DOLE will continue to deliver its programs and
services to the people of Region VIII especially in this time of
crisis. He likewise recognized the active support from the local
“In behalf of my Regional
Director, I would like to assure you that DOLE will always be of
help to the people of Eastern Visayas. We are also thankful because
we have active leaders who support the cause and intentions of our
TUPAD program”, said Mr, Tabuyan.
Also during the ceremony,
TUPAD check amounting to P325,000.00 was handed over to Mayor
Rolando VIllasencio of LGU Merida, Leyte. 100 informal workers from
the said municipality will likewise benefit from the grant.
(with reports from Edgar B. Tabuyan)