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Livelihood caravan slated



Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that continues its adverse effects in the country, Davao 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte will be conducting a three-day caravan in Davao City to help augment the livelihood of its residents due to the pandemic.

The three-day caravan – which will run from 16 to 18 December – is in cooperation with the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) and it aims to provide cash assistance and to bring the anti-drug advocacy to beneficiaries.

More than 23,000 marginalized and/or displaced workers, earlier assigned to 15 days work, are expected to receive TUPAD support, while around 3,000 beneficiaries will receive livelihood packages.

The said beneficiaries are displaced workers from hotels, bars and resto staff; massage therapists and blind masseurs, single parents, persons with disability, service crews and fisherfolks.

Aside from giving cash aid, the lawmaker is also encouraging all the beneficiaries to participate in the anti-drug campaign of the government which is still a priority under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

The Davao representative partnered with the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to pull off the said caravan.