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DOLE awards P27.4M for 1,422 TUPAD and GIP benefs, holds job fair netting significant hired-on-the-s


The DOLE Regional Office No. 02 led an awarding of checks and a job fair on January 24, 2023, turning over P27.4M in funds for Quirino province beneficiaries and netting 42 job seekers that were Hired-On-The-Spot (HOTS) in Isabela province as a result.

The P24M in checks awarded to the Quirino Province through Governor Dakila Carlo Cua shall be allotted for about 1,070 Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program beneficiaries and 352 Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiaries, helping displaced workers and youth beneficiaries have work opportunities as the region tries to recover from the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. and DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma for the provision of funds for Quirino beneficiaries. The amount given shall be of great help to our constituents," Governor Cua said in his acceptance message.

The job fair in Ilagan City, Isabela meanwhile catered to around 385 applicants and 41 employers, resulting in about 42 in HOTS and 256 near-hires. The activity was held in celebration of the Bambanti Festival of the Province of Isabela.

Both activities were attended by DOLE RO2 Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales and Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) Chief Laura B. Diciano.

The job fair in Isabela was also attended by DOLE-Isabela Field Office (IFO) Provincial Director Evelyn U. Yango while the turnover of checks in Quirino was facilitated by the DOLE-Quirino Field Office (QFO) and Provincial Director Geraldine B. Labayani.

In a statement, RD Gonzales said that the pair of activities cater to the DOLE’s goal of providing emergency employment to displaced workers and to the overall employment facilitation responsibility of the labor department.

"These activities once again prove our agency's desire to help and facilitate the employment of vulnerable workers in the region and we again thank our partner Local Government Units (LGUs) for helping us implement these programs for the benefit of the most in-need sectors of the region," RD Gonzales said. ###

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