National agencies offer jobs, livelihood to Davao blast survivors

A number of national government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) offered various opportunities for livelihood and employment to survivors of the September 2 blast in Davao City.

This was done through a forum attended by survivors and families of the fatalities Friday at the Pinnacle Hotel in Davao.

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has expressed gratitude to the agencies behind the forum.

“Thank you for your willingness to assist Davao City in helping the victims of the bombing,” she said in a video message. “Together, let us fight terrorism.”

Asst. Administrator Tristan Dwight Domingo said Mayor Inday Sara’s directive was to assist the survivors and the families of those who died until they are able to “secure their future.”

There was a wide range of assistance presented during the forum — ranging from medical, educational scholarship, employment, livelihood and training.

The agencies involved were Pag-ibig Fund, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) , Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO), the Davao City Social Services and Development Office, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). CIO