DAVAO CITY – The Office of the First District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) distributed on Friday morning, June 26, cash assistance to another 800 tricycle drivers at the Bankerohan Gymnasium in Barangay 5-A in Davao City.
Each tricycle driver, all residents from the first district, received P3,900 cash assistance from the government’s assistance program to mitigate the impact of the national health emergency due to coronavirus, according to the office of the young congressman.
The workers were compensated for 10 days of working based on DOLE’s program “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantage/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). Aside from the cash assistance, Rep. Duterte’s office also distributed food packs containing rice, canned good, and noodles to the drivers.
TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.
On June 20, Rep. Duterte’s office facilitated the release of the cash assistance to 314 tricycle drivers held at the People’s Park. There were also 680 workers, mostly solo parent, who received the cash assistance and food packs from the government.