LAOAG CITY Nov. 23 – Batac City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) launches a 20-day cash-for-work program in some Barangays in Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
The cash-for-work program is assisted by the City Government of Batac and the Department of Labor and Employment- Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (DOLE-TUPAD).
The individuals who are qualified to avail the program are workers who have no bosses, including farmers and fisherfolk that lost their jobs in times of calamities, economic crisis, war, and seasonal workers, those who lost their jobs due to company cut-offs or closing can also avail in the program, and those who need additional income including those who work in the arts, clerical, and manual jobs.
The beneficiaries from Barangay 16 Quiling Norte, Batac City are out-of-school youth who are residents of the barangay, 18-to-30-year-olds with children/child or no-child, displaced workers, and the underemployed individuals, according to Barangay Captain Joenel Caunag. He added that barangay officials will monitor their work daily to check on the quality of their performance for the community.
The beneficiaries are tasked to attend to the community garden of their respective barangays, repair and maintenance of facilities, and other jobs depending on the barangay’s need of services. They will work for 20 days minimum.
Aside from Brgy. Quiling Norte, the cash-for-work program is also being undertaken by the other barangays in the city. (JCR/VHS/EJFG/JOA, PIA Ilocos Norte)