DOLE chief awards motorized banca, TUPAD in Biliran

NAVAL, Biliran, April 22 (PIA) -- Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment is set to award motorized banca and to lead TUPAD payout in Biliran province on Friday, April 23.

In an interview with Engr. Emmanuel Y. Dela Cruz, chief, labor employment officer (LEO) and provincial head, with Imelda Codilan, senior LEO, of DOLE Biliran Field Office, Secretary Bello will award motorized banca to some 111 individuals who are members of fisherfolks association.

Dela Cruz informed that 91 of the beneficiaries for the motorized banca are from LGU-Naval and 20 from the provincial government of Biliran.

"Some P2.8-M for LGU-Naval and P400,000 for the provincial government, both were 2020 grant from DOLE, were  allocated for the motorized banca," Dela Cruz said.

The labor officials in Biliran reported that the realization for the awarding of the motorized banca was made possible through the initiatives of Congressman Gerardo J. Espina Jr. and Governor Rogelio J. Espina.

The awarding of motorized banca will be held at the Naval Public Terminal area at 10:45 a.m., April 23, 2021.

Dela Cruz  added that Bello will also do the TUPAD payout to some 539 beneficiaries of LGU-Naval at BiPSU in the morning of April 23.

"Some P2-M were allocated in the TUPAD payout for tomorrow," Codilan informed adding this fund was sourced out from the congressional fund of Congressman Gerardo J. Espina Jr.

She likewise informed that the TUPAD payout in LGU-Naval scheduled for tomorrow, is part of the P20-M TUPAD fund sourced out by Congressman Espina from DOLE distributed to the eight towns of the province and the provincial government of Biliran.

It was learned that some P6-M, out of the P20-M TUPAD funds, were utilized in the on-going Government Internship Program (GIP) of Governor Espina in hiring some 203 tutors provincewide.

These tutors taught schoolchildren at home in this time of the pandemic, she said adding that the GIP of the provincial government started in February and will end in June this year.

They further reported that the implementation of the P14-M TUPAD funds were on-going in the province.

Lone District of Biliran Congressman Gerardo J. Espina, Biliran Province Governor Rogelio J. Espina, and Naval Mayor Gerard Roger M. Espina, will attend the awarding of motorized banca and TUPAD payout with DOLE Sec. Bello. (ldl/rsv/PIA Biliran)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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