Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte facilitated the release of P8.1 million cash assistance to the tricycle drivers in Davao City. The fund is sourced from the Department of Labor and Employment’s TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers.

Congressman Duterte said DOLE has allocated P3,960 to each of the 2,055 identified beneficiaries. Aside from the cash assistance, the office of Rep. Duterte will also be distributing foodpacks to the tricycle drivers.

The presidential son said they will first complete their distribution of cash assistance to trisikad drivers in the 1st district before they will start with the distribution of TUPAD assistance to the tricycle drivers.

Duterte gave P3,000 cash assistance to trisikad drivers affected by the enhanced community quarantine.

A total of 2,235 trisikad drivers have been identified by his congressional office as beneficiaries in 54 barangays within the 1st District. The total cash assistance to trisikad drivers amounted to P6.7 million.

All 54 barangays in the 1st congressional district also received food packs from Cong. Duterte. Even other LGUs in the Davao Region also received assistance from the congressman who gave out 2 million face masks and 1,000 thermal guns.

Congressman Duterte said he is lucky enough to have generous friends that wanted to donate to the Filipinos thus his series of foodpacks distributions including other health equipment.

“Dako akong utang kabubut-on sa mga Dabawenyo. Mao ni akong paagi para ipakita na naa ko sa panahon nga gikinahanglan ko nila. Walang iwanan!,” Cong. Duterte said.

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