In support to the workers who have lost their job or have been displaced after the strict implementation of community lockdown due to the health risk brought by Coronavirus Disease 2019, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment, implemented the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers-Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) Program in the province to help sustain the family basic needs in these challenging times.

On the afternoon of July 23 at Blugré Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo personally handover cash as wages to displaced/disadvantaged make-up artists and choreographers as payment for their 10-days work, one of the target beneficiaries of the said program.

The general objective of this project is to provide an opportunity for immediate emergency employment to the displaced/underemployed, self-employed and disadvantaged workers by engaging them to work in the sanitation/disinfection of their houses/dwellings and acquire income to sustain their family’s needs in the meantime that the Enhanced Community Quarantine and/or lockdown is still in effect.

Governor Angging during the activity expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for granting financial assistance to displaced and underemployed workers in the country, including the Province of Lanao del Norte and through the Department of Labor and Employment field office in the province.

Furthermore, the Provincial Chief Executive reminded the beneficiaries not to be complacent, especially after visiting the public places, and the importance of wearing a face mask and having handy antiseptic alcohol, observance of social or physical distancing and proper hygiene, including regular handwashing, simple but essential ways to protect oneself against COVID-19.

Before the end of the activity, the beneficiaries thanked Governor Angging for actively implementing the TUPAD #BKBK in the province that helped ease their economic condition after losing their jobs and earnings due to the pandemic.

Present also at the venue are PGLDN-PESO Manager Designate Evelyn Lopez, who personally facilitated the activity with the personnel from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office and Provincial Tourism Office. PIO-LDN