Financial assistance that worth more than P40 million was distributed to 11,804 workers in the informal sector in Bicol that is under the emergency livelihood program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
DOLE director in Bicol Joel Gonzales said that the informal sector workers under the program, across the region has received P3,100 each after they temporarily lost their jobs due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Gonzales said, the financial package is under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Worker – Barangay ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD#BKBK) Disinfection/Sanitation Project.
After the workers completed their duty to sanitize as well as disinfect their houses that’s when they were given financial aid and immediate vicinity.
Gonzalez also said that those who qualified for the aid were ambulant vendors, padyak, tricycle and jeeney drivers, fishermen, farmers, barbers, carpenters, construction workers, and helpers who do not have employers.
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