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DOLE releases P2.2 million to Ilocos Norte workers affected by recent cyclones

Dec 4, 2016 @ 11:59

The Department of Labor and Employment has released P2.261 million to 715 informal sector workers in Ilocos Norte affected by cyclones Lawin and Ineng.

DOLE-Region I Director Henry John Jalbuena said the workers got a daily wage of P280, were engaged for 10 to 15 days in clearing and declogging operations.

Jalbuena said the workers are from Laoag and Batac Cities and Bacarra, Badoc, Bangui, Dingras, Marcos, Piddig, Pagudpud and Nueva Era towns.

The DOLE said the wages are part of its emergency employment program dubbed Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).

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