Food packs distributed to workers of businesses not allowed to operate

TAGUM CITY– Acknowledging the dire situation faced by a group of workers in the city whose line of work had been classified by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as those falling under Category IV, the local government unit of Tagum opted to focus its 4th wave of food relief assistance to about 9000 Tagumenyo workers who have not been allowed to go back to work.

The Category IV classification by the DTI excluded the establishments of the employers of said workers from operating their businesses in Tagum when the city shifted from several stages of the community quarantine to the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Those eligible to receive the relief assistance have been identified by the LGU as jamboleros, ambulant vendors, mamakalay, Night Market employees, persons with disability working as masseuse/masseurs, those working at/ for travel agencies, ticketing and tour operators, entertainment industries, gyms, fitness studios, sports facilities, hotels, inns, salons, massage parlors, internet cafes and event organizers.

These beneficiaries who are to receive relief packs, each consisting of 10 kilos of rice and 10 canned goods, have started to claim their relief packs at the Atrium of the New City Hall of Tagum since June 3  and will run until June 5, 2020.

Tagumenyos who are enrolled in the Seryosong Tagumenyo Ayaw Ng Droga (STAND) program of the city government will also receive the same packs.

Meanwhile, Mayor Rellon encouraged those Tagumenyos who will not be receiving the 4th wave of relief pack distribution, to be considerate to the affected Category IV workers who  still are  not permitted to operate as stated in the DTI Memorandum Circular 20-22 and the Inter-Agency Task Force’s Omnibus Guidelines on The Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines.  Geneva Pangandoyon/ CIO Tagum


Workers from the identified Category IV industries line up at the Atrium of the New City Hall of Tagum to claim their food relief assistance. CIO-Tagum