A total of 7,000 workers in Cebu, both in the formal and informal sector received P41.2 million financial aid from the Department of Labor and Employment.
DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III in his recent visit to Southern towns of Cebu- Barili, Aloguinsan, Balamban and Toledo City released together with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration over P26 milllion benefitting more than 5,000 workers.
Also a total of P26. 1 millon in financial assistance and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) wages were released in the towns of Barili, Aloguinsan, Balamban, Asturias and Toledo City.
Bello has also released P11 million as livelihood assistance for the 37 associations with 977 members in Medellin town.
TUPAD beneficiaries in the towns of Madridejos, Bantayan and Sta. Fe, a total of P1.8 million, P400,000.00 and P1.2 million, respectively were released. It has a total of 866 beneficiaries wherein 464 are in Madridejos, 100 in Bantayan and 302 in Sta. Fe.
Also in the three towns, a total of P186,000.00 was released as financial assistance to the 37 beneficiaries under the Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).
Another 41 beneficiaries received a total of P510,000.00 as cash aid and financial assistance to the pandemic-affected OFWs under the DOLE-AKAP, Tabang OFW and Project Ease programs.