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DOLE awards assistance to pandemic-hit Quirino beneficiaries

Diffun, Quirino – A total amount of P1,670,000.00 for various DOLE programs and services were distributed to a total of 240 beneficiaries from Quirino Province in an awarding ceremony conducted at the Quirino State University Gymnasium in this town last Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Leading the distribution of assistance was DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III,  Quirino Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua, Lone District of Quirino Congressman Junie E. Cua, Quirino Vice Governor Julius Ceasar S. Vaquilar, Provincial Administrator Carmen Jimenez and DOLE RO2 Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales.

200 of the beneficiaries were Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program recipients, with each beneficiary receiving assistance amounting to P5,500 for 10 days of community work.

The DOLE Abot Kamay Ang Pag-asa (AKAP) Program, a program implemented in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) that provides financial assistance to displaced land-based and sea-based Filipino workers due to the pandemic, catered to 17 beneficiaries assistance amounting to P10,000 each.

19 beneficiaries meanwhile received assistance amounting to a total of P280,000 from the agency’s Balik Pilipinas! Balik Hanapbuhay! (BPBH) Program, a package of livelihood support intended to provide immediate relief to returning distressed/displaced OFWs.

Finally, 4 beneficiaries received assistance amounting to P30,000 each from DOLE and the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) Tabang Program, providing grant-in-aid to presently enrolled children of OFWs affected by COVID-19 who must meet admission and retention requirements government and private colleges and universities.

Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales meanwhile urged the beneficiaries to use the assistance for its intended purpose while vowing to always support beneficiaries of agency programs and services.

Itong 240 na mga benepisyaryo ngayong araw na makakatanggap ng ayuda mula sa DOLE ay patunay na ang ating Gobyerno ay handa upang tulungan ang mga nangangailangan nating mga kababayan,” Director Gonzales adds. ### 

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