TUBOD, Lanao del Norte (PIA) – Displaced/disadvantaged make-up artists and choreographers here received their pay for 10-days work under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers-Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) Program.
Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo personally handed-over to them their wages on Thursday, July 23, in Blugré Tubod, this province.
The TUPAD #BKBK Program was implemented by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help workers who have lost their job or have been displaced after the strict implementation of community lockdown due to the health risk brought by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The program aims to provide an opportunity for immediate emergency employment to the displaced/underemployed, self-employed, and disadvantaged workers by engaging them to work in the sanitation/disinfection of their houses/dwellings and acquire income to sustain the needs of their families while the Enhanced Community Quarantine is in effect.
During the activity, Governor Dimaporo expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for granting financial assistance to displaced and underemployed workers in the country, including the Province of Lanao del Norte through the DOLE provincial field office.
The Provincial Chief Executive also reminded the beneficiaries not to be complacent especially after visiting the public places.
She further reiterated the importance of wearing a face mask and having handy antiseptic alcohol, observance of social or physical distancing, and proper hygiene including regular handwashing to protect oneself against COVID-19.
Before the end of the activity, the beneficiaries thanked the Governor for actively implementing the TUPAD #BKBK in the province that helped ease their economic condition after losing their jobs and earnings due to the pandemic.
Also present during the activity were PGLDN-PESO Manager Designate Evelyn Lopez and personnel from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office and Provincial Tourism Office. (PIO-LDN/PIA ICIC)