TAWI-TAWI— More than 800 beneficiaries of the Ministry of Labor and Employment’s (MOLE) eight aid programs in this province received their stipends and cash assistance during a four-day payout, from January 11-14, held at the ministry’s provincial office in Bongao Municipality.
The 8 programs included the regular Government Internship Program (GIP), Hay-Aul Ulama GIP, Kulliyah GIP, Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), Community Emergency Employment Program (CEEP), Sagip Batang Manggagawa (SBM) Program, COVID-19 Assistance Program (CAP) for Private and Establishment Employees, and the Livelihood Assistance for Bangsamoro Rural Employment through Entrepreneurial Development (BREED).
54 beneficiaries of the regular GIP, 26 of the Hay-Atul Ulama GIP, and 7 Kulliyah GIP beneficiaries each received Php14,850.00 equivalent to their 3-month salaries. Each monthly stipend is worth Php4,950.00.
Furthermore, 200 beneficiaries under the SPES each received a stipend of Php3,600.00 for their one month service, while 250 beneficiaries under the CEEP each received Php4,500.00 for their 15-days service.
Meanwhile, under the SBM Program, 100 beneficiaries were given a cash aid of Php20,000.00 each, while 187 beneficiaries of the CAP for Private and Establishment Employees each received Php5,000.00.
Lastly, 15 beneficiary associations under the BREEED program were each given Php20,000.00 financial assistance.
MOLE personnel from the regional office, led by Director Sara Jane Sinsuat of the Bureau of Employment Promotion and Welfare, spearheaded the payout activity through the help of MOLE Tawi-Tawi Field Office.
Sinsuat said that all of the programs were undertaken in 2021 but the pandemic caused delay in the timely release of the allowances.
“Ang maganda rito lahat sila ay mababayaran. And as we continue the same programs for this year, ibang beneficiaries naman ang pipiliin namin so that lahat ay ma-serve ng MOLE and everybody who needs assistance could be given the same opportunity to receive aid from BARMM,” Sinsuat stressed. (Abdel Nasser Tahang/BIO)