DOLE Caraga distributed 1,500 boxes of face masks to barangays with the highest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Butuan City.

The masks were distributed to the residents and workers of Barangay Libertad, Villa Kananga, Ambago, San Vicente and Doongan on December 28-29, 2021 under the flagship program Tripartism and Social Dialogue. 

This is in response to the directive of DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III for DOLE and its tripartite partners to explore possible activities that may be conducted and/or sponsored to benefit workers or the community amidst the pandemic.

In line with this, the Department of Labor and Employment Caraga through the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council — Bureau of Labor Relations and Caraga Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council will continue this initiative to augment face masks supply of workers and their families as the pandemic remains prevalent in the country. 

The distribution of face masks contributes to the government’s effort to curb and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in workplaces with the ultimate objective of ensuring the safe reopening of the economy.