Coop gives food aid to ‘Pakyawan’ workers, janitors at Surigao port
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Continuing the ‘Bayanihan sa Pantalan’ spirit, dockworkers hired on ‘pakyawan’ basis and janitors serving the port of Surigao and the Lipata Ferry Terminal get food packs from the Philippine Ports Authority Surigao Employees Service Cooperative (PPA SESC).
As operations of motor launches plying the island routes are transferred from the city boulevard to the port of Surigao for the safety and security of island-bound cargo and passengers in the light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) crisis, additional dockworkers were hired on ‘pakyawan’ basis to augment existing cargo handling manpower.
PPA SESC Business Manager Roed Pomoy said that this undertaking is in line with the cooperative’s social responsibility program and sourced from its community development fund.
“Extending the cooperative’s help to co-workers particularly to our janitors and ‘pakyawan’ workers is unanimously agreed by all of our members in support of the ‘Bayanihan sa Pantalan,'” Pomoy said. (Noli C. Nusog, PPA-PMO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)