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600 Fire Victims in Malabon Gets Emergency Employment Assistance

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 600 victims of the tragic fire incident that burned hundreds of homes in Brgy. Catmon, Malabon last February received the total amount of PhP 2,946,000 as salary for their 10-day emergency employment under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program.  Each beneficiary-fire victim received a salary amounting to PhP 4,910.00.  

One of the fire victims, Elena, a 49 year old labandera and a mother of six (6) had very few belongings left after the fire. As Elena’s family strives with what was left from the fire, they were also struggling to augment the financial demands of her child’s expenses for graduation in college.

Elena emotionally mentioned that after the incident, they barely spared a dipper and was thankful for the DOLE’s intervention programs that give opportunities to help the victims of calamities land back on their feet, like TUPAD. “…Maraming salamat. Bagaman maikli lang po ang pinag-trabaho namin (bilang TUPAD Workers), pero malaking tulong na po ito para sa amin. Sana po marami pa kayong matulungan na katulad namin…”

TUPAD is one of the Department’s projects under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP) that contribute to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth thru massive generation and poverty reduction. /End Angelica C. Fresnoza   

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