The Tingog Party-list group on Saturday led the distribution of financial assistance to at least 100 scholars under the Tulong-Dunong Program in Leyte.
The scholars received the assistance from Tingog led by Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, chairperson of the House Committee on the Welfare of Children, as part of the continuing financial educational grant under the Commission on Higher and Technical Education (CHED) led by chairman Popoy de Vera.
The student-beneficiaries of the scholarship program came from the Visayas State University.
Previously, Tingog party-list nominee and popular actress-singer Karla Estrada vowed to work on the delivery of a cash-for-work program for displaced workers in Region VIII and other parts of the country.
Estrada led the payout of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) to more than 100 beneficiaries in Dulag, Leyte.
Last Tuesday, Estrada led the TUPAD payout to at least 500 beneficiaries in Dagami, Leyte.
Tingog also cited the importance for the students to finish their studies, explaining education is the greatest equalizer in life.
“Despite the uncertainties of the future caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Tingog hopes that the fear, confusion and other threats posed by the global health crisis will not hold you back from finishing your studies. Education is your ticket to a brighter future,” Estrada said.
Tingog vowed to work harder to ensure that more students will benefit from its scholarship program.
During the turnover of checks, Tingog officials were joined by Alangalang, Leyte Vice Mayor Edwin Jomadiao, Councilors Kenneth Spice de Veyra, Vernon Jolbitado, Mervin Varona, Reynaldo Capon Jr., Alan Tante, and Darunee Faye Marcial.
Estrada, the mother of actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla, also extended her deep appreciation to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for its commitment to relentlessly implement TUPAD in partnership with Tingog to help the displaced workers battle COVID-19.
Estrada visited Barangays Combis and Sungi in Dulag, Leyte to deliver the labor and employment programs and services to the needy workers who lost income following the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Tingog also held a feeding program in the area that benefitted at least 300 people to help alleviate hunger and reduce micronutrient deficiency.
Norman Uyvico, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) North Leyte Field Office, recognized the crucial role of the Tingog Party-list in the smooth implementation of the program in Eastern Visayas.
Bello said TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.
In Burauen, Leyte, Estrada led the donation of brand-new wheelchairs to boost the morale of elderly residents with physical impairment.
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