Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña received the cheque amounting to P5, 515, 184 from DOLE-TUPAD Focal Person Ms. Lalaine Apugan spearheaded by DOLE-Davao del Norte Field Office Head Ms. Lina Talingting with Mr. Dave Villegas, the Child Labor Program Focal on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at the Municipal Mayor’s Office.
Joining with her is PESO head Ms. Joy Gonzaga of which the assistance is intended for the beneficiaries of the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers program
.The said emergency employment aid will benefit vulnerable Tomasino workers in the municipality of Santo Tomas.
The assistance came after Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña pushed for the availment of the program with Santo Tomas LGU being a DOLE – Davao del Norte program partner.
This was made possible through the leadership of DOLE Secretary’s Silvestre “Bebot” Bello’s Serbisyong TUPAD at this time of pandemic.