The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) extended its aid and support to the typhoon-hit areas in Oriental Mindoro through relief and livelihood assistance to the victims of Typhoon Nina, which hit the MIMAROPA Region during the Christmas weekend.
DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglungsod, together with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, MIMAROPA Regional Director Allan A. Ignacio and other regional officials distributed relief goods to the victims, particularly to the families of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Brgy. Nacoco.
DOLE laid down available programs and services for the victims, including the Emergency Employment Program (EEP) also known as Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) Workers wherein some 650 identified affected individuals in areas under the state of calamity were provided with community service work with pay.
Under the program, they will undertake a 10-day community service that involves declogging of canals, clearing/cleaning of barangay roads, and other related activities with a minimum salary of P285.00 a day.
DOLE has also extended its assistance to the typhoon-hit areas for helping in cleaning and relief operations in different barangays in Oriental Mindoro.
In return, the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro headed by Gov. Alfondo V. Umali Jr. expressed his gratitude for DOLE’s assistance and help in times of calamities and emergencies.
END/Abegail De Vega