Unemployed in Lapu-Lapu City aided

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office VII, has distributed more than P18.2M worth of assistance to some 3,744 workers of Sports City Incorporated at the Mactan Economic Zone who lost their jobs in Lapu-Lapu City recently. 

The displaced workers received cash aid and family food packs from the department through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) during the convergence activity that was organized by several offices to assist the individuals affected by the closure of the factory. 

In his message, Undersecretary for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace Alan Tanjusay, expressed his gratitude to the key personnel and sectors involved in the fast and well-coordinated action.  

He reiterated the instruction of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo to help the workers immediately.

Prior to the aid distribution, the DSWD, together with the representatives from the local government unit (LGU) of Lapu-Lapu City, offices of the congressional representatives, and other agencies, conducted a multi-stakeholders meeting on the retrenchment of the affected workforce. 

The DSWD extended assistance to the affected population following the request for augmentation of the local government of Lapu-Lapu City.

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