San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands—The Department of Labor and Employment Provincial Office Dinagat Islands in partnership with the Barangay Officials of Aurelio, San Jose, PDI spearheaded by Brgy. Captain Ruben J. Zuniega successfully released the assistance to thirty five (35) farmers affected by El Niño last April 5, 2017.

The said beneficiaries received P93,800.00 through DOLE PDI’s Provincial Head, Mr. Verlan Diaz and TUPAD Focal Person Arnaldo A. Anito. These beneficiaries in the said barangay conducted clearing operations to avert possible clogging of drainage, road blocks and to mitigate flooding from upcoming wet season.

The barangay officials and its constituents, particularly the farmers expressed their warmest gratitude to department’s intervention as they can support their basic needs through this simple but beneficial emergency employment to the affected farmers.

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