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Fire victims, displaced workers in Davao to receive aid



The First Congressional District Office in Davao City is set to distribute cash assistance to fire victims, marginalized and displaced workers next week.

A total of this year’s 952 fire victims from districts one, two, and three in the city are expected to receive cash assistance, while referees, coaches, terminal vendors, the janitorial staff of private and public schools, KTV employees, drivers, and others, from the first district, are also set to receive the same.

This is in line with the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD), Livelihood and Anti-Drug Campaign Caravan, which was designed to provide cash assistance and to bring anti-drug advocacy to beneficiaries.

Previously, Davao First District Rep. Paolo Duterte, in collaboration with other government agencies successfully completed a three-day caravan with marginalized and displaced workers in Davao City last week.

Around 23,500 marginalized and displaced workers received cash assistance for the TUPAD, while there were 370 of the total 3,333 beneficiaries who initially received livelihood assistance and among the beneficiaries were hotels, bars and resto staff, massage therapists and blind masseurs, single parents, persons with disability, service crews, and fisherfolks.

The program was done in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.