SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte (September 6, 2021)—In its bid to curb the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the youth sector and displaced single motorcycle riders, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista here on Monday said that his administration would facilitate the release of wages intended for 100 Tomasino youth and 49 members of the Tomas Angkas Riders Aksyon Club under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
“Nalipay kita kay ang atong gipaabot na financial assistance para sa mga kabataang Tomasino ug miyembro sa TARAC niabot na ug mahatag na nato ang ilahang sweldo pinaagi sa DOLE-TUPAD program. Kini tanan bunga sa atong pagpaningkamot na makasungkit og financial assistance gikan sa national government para mahatagan og assistance ang atong katawhang Tomasino,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said.
He added that another batch of displaced single motorcycle riders under TARAC would receive cash aid for the upcoming DOLE-TUPAD payouts since slots were implemented by batches.
Evangelista vowed that his administration would continue to find ways to extend support to the youth sector and to the displaced single motorcycle riders in the Municipality of Santo Tomas.
The TUPAD is a DOLE support program for victims of natural calamities and disasters aimed at making available short-term wage employment as an immediate source of income for beneficiaries and their families.
A total of 149 beneficiaries would receive their wages today afternoon at the Municipal Covered Court to be spearheaded by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the helm of Ms. Joy Gonzaga. Of the 149 beneficiaries, 100 were Tomasino youth and 49 displaced single motorcycle riders. All beneficiaries would receive wages amounting to P3,960.00 equivalent to 10-days work period.
Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña would hand over the control numbers of remittance partner as proof of claims for assistance to beneficiaries.
For her part, Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña said that the Evangelista administration would never stop working helping the displaced sectors, especially the youth, and other marginalized sectors of the Tomasino community.
“Dili kita mag-undang tabang sa katawhang Tomasino ilabi na katong mga sector na marginalized and naigo sa pandemic. Ginabuhat nato ang tanan kay responsibilidad sa atong Santo Tomas LGU ang muhatag og saktong serbisyo pinaagi sa mga programang makatabang sa panginabuhian sa katawhang Tomasino,” Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña said.
Lapiña said the Evangelista administration would be prioritizing those who were hardly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Padayon ang atong pakig-alayon sa mga Barangay Kapitan para mag-identify kung kinsa ang mahimong beneficiaries sa DOLE-TUPAD. Naghinaut kita na pinaagi aning DOLE-TU
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