CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – DOLE MIMAROPA celebrates the DOLE 88th Anniversary by conducting a coastal clean-up at Brgy. Calero, Calapan City with all DOLE Regional Office and Oriental Mindoro personnel along with some TUPAD beneficiaries. The clean-up will be led by OIC Regional Director Naomi Lyn Abellana. In addition, the different provinces of MIMAROPA participated in the simultaneous release of the salaries of Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) and Government Internship Program (GIP) through partner remittance centers and Accredited Co-Partners (ACP).

For TUPAD, DOLE MIMAROPA will be releasing a total amount of Php36,630,950.00 benefitting 9,463 beneficiaries regionwide. Workers were engaged in the maintenance and improvement of public utilities and infrastructures in their locality. They will be receiving a total of Php3,200.00 each for their ten (10) day work.

For GIP, DOLE MIMAROPA will be releasing as well the fifteen (15) day stipends of interns deployed at different government offices regionwide. The 400 beneficiaries will receive the total stipend amount of Php1,488,333.09 released via partner remittance centers.

In celebration, Department of Labor and Employment’s Secretary, Silvestre H. Bello, gave his message to the public. “Sa nakaraang anim na taon, sama-sama tayong kumilos upang makapagsulong ng mga polisiya at programang tumutugon sa mga pangangailangan ng mga manggagawang Pilipino sa loob at labas ng Bansa. Hindi nagging hadlang ang mga hamon ng pandemya sa ating kolektibong layunin na makapaghatid ng serbisyong mahusay at tapat upang iangat ang antas ng pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipinong manggagawal, lalo na ang mga lubos na naapektuhan ng pandemya”, he said. (In the last six years, together with partner agencies, DOLE has aided the Filipinos working inside and outside the country through the implementation of policies and programs. The pandemic did not hinder our collective goal in delivering efficient and honest service to raise the standard of living of every Filipino worker, especially those severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.”

The DOLE Founding Anniversary is celebrated yearly every 8th of December. For this year, the Department is celebrating with the theme “Tuloy-tuloy na pagTUPAD sa serbisyong tapat!”

END/FULBERT PAUL W. PUKIAS