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Navoteño indigents get livelihood support

Alvin Murcia

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In a bid to uplift the plight of his constituents, Navotas City Mayor Tobias “Toby” Tiangco has been implementing a variety of programs to assist families with small incomes.

Just recently, the Navoteño families of 12 overseas Filipino workers received a P10,000 sari-sari store package from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s “Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay” program, one of the various livelihood projects lined up by the city government to improving the plight of residents.

Tiangco and city officials witnessed the distribution of the grocery items to the recipients.

Likewise, 1,237 indigent Navoteños gained employment from the Navotas City government through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.
They were assigned to sweep streets and unclog drainage canals, because if these were clogged, the 57 bombastik pumping stations that help keep the city flood-free will not be able to siphon floodwater.

The mayor said there is a need to keep the streets free of litter and canals unobstructed by any matter.

“Having city cleaners does not mean residents can get away with irresponsible disposal of garbage,” Tiangco added.

TUPAD beneficiaries work for 15 days and receive a daily minimum wage of P537.

During their orientation and contract signing, they were given lectures on occupational safety and health, proper work values, basic first aid and psychosocial support.

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