Legarda lauds frontliners and workers on Labor Day amid Covid-19 crisis

May 2, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda lauds the doctors, nurses, health workers, health frontliners, farmers, fisherfolks and food producers, police and security personnel, even the sacadas of Antique who work elsewhere, the ofws, the dedicated government workers, those who tirelessly work in the frontlines during this crisis, as the country celebrated Labor Day on May 1.

“I salute our frontliners, doctors, nurses, PNP and AFP personnel in the border checkpoints, Municipal Health Officers, and Barangay Health Workers who are working tirelessly to deliver the needed services to each Antiqueño,” Legarda stated.

Deputy Speaker Legarda also commends the food producers, farmers, and fisherfolks who always make sure the food resources in the province are always available. The Deputy Speaker also recognizes the sacadas of Antique who are working hard in the haciendas of negros to provide food for their families in the province.

“As we welcome our sacadas in our province in the coming days, rest assured that assistance will be provided to them as they go back to their families during this Covid-19 crisis,” Legarda added.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker also expresses her gratitude to the workers of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for facilitating the release of AICS, social pension, and social amelioration under DSWD and TUPAD cash for work program and gip Gov’t internship program and dole kabuhayan under DOLE. It was Inday Loren who brought these programs to her home province. She also supported the funding of these livelihood programs nationwide as chair of finance as Senator for many years.

“I laud, thank, and commend the tireless dedicated workforce of DSWD and DOLE for their committed service to Antiqueños. Our strong, effective collaboration between the national government, regional offices and provincial workforce has been beneficial to the Antiqueños who are experiencing government help never felt before in my province,” Legarda stated.

Deputy Speaker Legarda is gratified with all the workforce from different labor sectors who are working hard in these trying times in order to deliver services to the people.