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Davao City opens special batch for cash for work program

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The Davao City government has opened a special batch for the “Work for Davao, Cash for Work Program” to provide temporary job for Dabawenyos affected by the lockdowns and restrictive measures against the spread of coronavirus disease.

Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Commissioner Norman Baloro said the special batch was opened to complete the 42,915 target beneficiaries of Work for Davao.

Each beneficiary will receive P3,960 for their 10-day community work.

Baloro said the city government originally planned to have 23 batches of beneficiaries for the program, however, out of the listed qualified applicants released since July, not all of them continued with the program.

“One of the reasons they haven’t continued was because they got sick during the period of implementation of their batch. Another was because there was a community lockdown in their residence or area, some also went home to their hometowns, and lastly, during the implementation of their batch, fortunately, they were hired for work,” Baloro said.

As of November 17, 21 batches have rendered their service for the program, while the list of qualified applicants for the 23rd batch is still to be announced and will start work from November 23 to December 7, 2020.

Baloro has invited interested Dabawenyos to submit their applications from November 25 to 27, 2020.

He said the total number of slots available for the special batch will be determined when the 23rd batch has started their 10-day work.

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