CASH FOR WORK. The Dinagat Islands provincial government provides cash-for-work opportunities to 60 poor residents from Barangay Cuarenta of San Jose town on Tuesday (May 9, 2023). The beneficiaries will render 10 days of work with a wage of PHP350 per day. (Photo courtesy of Dinagat Islands PIO)

BUTUAN CITY – At least 60 low-income residents engaged in gathering woods and charcoal-making from the Dinagat Island town of San Jose have signed a contract of service (COS) for the cash-for-work program of the provincial government.
In a statement Wednesday, the provincial government said the beneficiaries will render services inside the 45-hectare Dinagat Islands Arboretum Park in Barangay Wilson.
Each of the beneficiaries will receive PHP350 daily wage during the 10 days of work and services.
“The beneficiaries have undergone orientation on Tuesday that was facilitated by the Provincial Labor, Employment and Manpower Office,” the provincial government said.

The beneficiaries, who started work on Wednesday, also pledged to stop the cutting of wood in the forested areas of Dinagat.

The provincial veterinary office also announced that each worker will receive 10 heads of chicken for backyard poultry raising. (PNA)