Koronadal City- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 facilitated the release of livelihood and Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) checks amounting to a total of Php 22,464,446.02 to the different Local Chief Executives (LCEs) and barangay officials on 27 November 2019 at EMR Convention Center, Koronadal City.

The said turn-over served as the highlight of the LCEs Orientation on Public Employment Service Office (PESO) programs.

The South Cotabato Province received Php 6,737,811.00 for 370 beneficiaries, Cotabato Province Php 4,843,630.00 for 294 beneficiaries, Sarangani Province Php 2,636,396 for 157 beneficiaries, and Sultan Kudarat Province with Php 3, 971,615.02 for 279 livelihood beneficiaries and Php 4,275,000.00 for TUPAD.

Prior to the release of  the livelihood checks, LCEs and barangay officials were oriented on the PESO Act of 1999 and PESO Institutionalization, DILEEP and TUPAD, and the Government Internship Program.

“We conduct this orientation to ensure that our partners especially our LCEs are also aware and informed of the basic guidelines and eligibility requirements in the implementation of DOLE programs and services,” said Regional Director Sisinio Cano.

PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity established or accredited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as PESO Act of 1999. PESOs are linked to the regional offices of DOLE for coordination and supervision, and to the DOLE central office, to constitute the national employment service network. End/CDGamboa