Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III speaks during the Joint Awarding Ceremony in Ilagan City, Isabela where 35 NegoKarts were awarded to beneficiaries. Sec. Bello also vowed to give nearly P50 million livelihood and financial assistance to the people of Ilagan City.
At the same time, the DOLE administered COVID-19 vaccination to at least 20 construction workers under the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) program which aims to create one million jobs this year by inoculating as many workers before the year ends.
Other officials present in the event are Ilagan City Mayor Jose Marie Diaz, Vice Mayor Kit Bello, Department of Health (DOH) Regional Director Dr. Rio Magpatay, and other local government and DOLE officials.
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