The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) held a ceremonial turn over of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tools for the local government unit (LGU) of Muntinlupa on October 23, 2021 at the Muntinlupa Sports Center, Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City.

Donated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), said PPE is a primary source of protection of beneficiaries of the DOLE’s TUPAD or the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers to reduce work-related hazards during the conduct of various community-based projects that are implemented in close coordination with the LGUs.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III led the turn over ceremony together with DOLE-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns Director, Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla; DOLE-NCR Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol; and DOLE-NCR MUNTAPARLAS Field Office Director Leonides P. Castillon, Jr.

Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi received the PPE and tools that consisted of 50 pieces of wheel barrow, 250 pieces of pick mattocks, 250 pieces of shovel, 250 pairs of gloves, and 500 pieces of hard hats. Also in attendance were NPU Director Ramon Navarra from the Office of Senator Risa Hontiveros; Congressman Ruffy Biazon; Muntinlupa City Administrator, Engr. Allan A. Cachuela; Muntinlupa City PESO Manager Glenda Zamora-Aniñon; and other local officials.

Simultaneous with the ceremony was an orientation for the 45 beneficiaries of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) and 236 beneficiaries of TUPAD as facilitated by PESO Manager Glenda Z. Aniñon. Said activity was part of the pre-employment requirement to prepare the program recipients on their duties and responsibilities before their placement to their corresponding areas of assignment.

END / Christinne Jeremiah Torrecampo