Butuan City – On June 17-19, the DOLE Caraga Regional Office supervised the payment of money claims amounting to ?5,093,934.27M to at least 507 workers of San Roque Metals Incorporation (SRMI) under the Helping Hand Development Cooperative.

Mr. Reginald O. Mocorro, Sheriff II of MALSU, together with Engr. Giovanni T. Gay, LEO III of DOLE-Agusan del Norte, stood as witnesses during the release. Mr. Dewie B. Roble, Group Supervisor, Ms. Gloryjane F. Pedralba, Accounting Officer and Ms. Elge B. Aleman, Accounting Staff facilitated the payment as representatives of the cooperative.

Mr. Marlon Morgado, a sample prep man of SRMI for 3 years received ?12,791.00 as his separation pay. “I am happy to receive this amount of money and I will be using this to improve my small business.”, said Mr. Morgado. Currently, he owns a piggery and also uses his available time as a tricycle driver.

Workers of the Helping Hand Development Cooperative were separated from work due to termination of the cooperative’s contract with San Roque Metals Incorporation (SRMI). 

Monna Lyra O. Albia