Tricycle operators and drivers of Sto. Tomas town in Davao del Norte are scheduled to receive financial assistance on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Municipal Covered Court.
The Municipal Social Welfare Development Office headed by MSWDO-OIC Ms. Leilani Mae Rafol and Councilor Ronald Dimaya, Chair on Committee on Transportation and Communication and a member of the Municipal Tricycle Franchising Regulatory Board (MTFRB) met on Thursday, June 24, the route leaders of Route 1 to 9 along with officers of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) to finalize the plans for the scheduled payout.
Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Municipal Administrator Elisa Evangelista-Lapina tapped Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go for the financial assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) intended to all pedicab drivers and operators in Santo Tomas as the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll in the livelihood of the transport sector.
Evangelista and Lapina also sought assistance of 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali and Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib to provide employment opportunities through the implementation of DOLE’s TUPAD and Cash For Work Program for all Tomasinos impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.