CEBU CITY—Help is underway for the people of Liloan town in northern Cebu whose jobs or livelihood were affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This was after Liloan Mayor Cristina Frasco announced the launch of Liloan Works, an employment assistance and economic recovery program.
“COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on so many lives and livelihoods. How do we pick up the pieces of the lives shattered by this pandemic? We need to help each other. And we need to get to work,” said Frasco.
Frasco said the program will have two components: cash for work and food for work.
Program beneficiaries will be assigned by the municipal government to perform any of the following: urban farming, cleaning up of streets, rivers or shorelines, planting of mangroves, fruit and forest trees, and other environmental endeavors.
“All health and safety protocols will be observed, including mandatory mask and social distancing,” said Frasco.
Frasco explained that the Liloan Works Cash for Work Program will provide temporary employment to qualified individuals for a period of eight days for four hours of work per day at a rate of P250 per day or a total of P2,000.
To qualify, the beneficiary must be a registered voter of Liloan, who has resided in Liloan for at least six months prior to July 2020.
On the other hand, the Liloan Works Food for Work Program will provide temporary employment to qualified individuals for a period of four days for four hours of work per day in exchange for one sack of 25 kilos of rice.
To qualify for the program, the beneficiary must be a resident of Liloan for at least six months prior to July 2020, and need be a registered voter.