News Release
Department of Labor and Employment
October 7, 2021

Bello to Cavite workers: Stay brave, strong against pandemic

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III called on Cavitenos to remain brave and strong amid the challenges posed by the lingering pandemic as he led the distribution of government assistance to needy workers in Carmona, Cavite.

Bello also awarded the safety seals to companies that fully complied with the safety and health standards set by the government for workplaces in the country.

“The pandemic spares nobody. Even Cavitenos became victims of Covid 19. But you are tough and continue to brave the onslaught of the crisis,” Bello said during the payout ceremony for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program in the municipality.

“Thank you for keeping up the fight against the virus. Stay strong and courageous as DOLE will continue to support during these challenging times,” he added.

Bello distributed a total of P2.688 million in TUPAD funds to 672 workers affected by the pandemic.

TUPAD is the cash for work program of DOLE to aid workers displaced by the crisis brought by Covid 19.

Bello has been going around the country to implement the various assistance programs of the government for distressed workers through DOLE.

Earlier, Bello visited the provinces of Zamboanga to respond to the needs of the workers in its key cities and municipalities. Prior to that, he visited the localities in Cagayan and Isabela to help needy workers.

“DOLE is doing its best to make the presence of the government felt by our countrymen especially the workers who continue to be hounded by the pandemic,” Bello said.

“Rest assured that DOLE will be always ready to help as long as its resources allow,” he added.

Meanwhile, more than 10,000 workers were given access to safe workplaces after their employers received the safety seals from DOLE.

The Safety Seal program was initiated by the government to make establishments comply with the health and safety standards in workplaces amid the pandemic.

Granted with the seal are ROHM Electronic, Inc., ON Semiconductor Philippines Inc., Hocheng Philippines Corp., Euro-Swiss Food Inc., Dakki Classic Concepts, Inc., Global Maxx Manufacturing Corp., CGP Metal Works and Stainless Fabrication, Messe and Handel Corp., Trendy Plastic Manufacturing Corp., and Can Asia, Inc.

Bello congratulated the compliant firms and called on their management to continue partnering with the government for the workers’ safety.

“I thank you very much for helping us protect our workers. May we remain partners in keeping the country’s workforce safe and healthy,” he added.

Other DOLE executives led by Undersecretary Ana Dione joined the important occasion to deliver the aid programs in full force.

They were joined by local executives led by Congresswoman Dahlia Loyola, Carmona Mayor Roy Loyola, and Silang Mayor Corie Poblete.

The local leaders thanked Bello for the assistance given by DOLE. They also asked for more aid from Bello, a wish immediately granted by the top labor official.

Bello told DOLE executives to prepare an additional P20 million in TUPAD assistance and 100 Negosyo karts for Carmona and Silang beneficiaries. ###


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