Some of those who got paid in cash-for-work scheme did not actually work – Bello

Silvestre Bello

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III shares his remarks with President Rodrigo Duterte during the meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina, Davao City on Aug. 30, 2021. (File photo by JOEY DALUMPINES / Presidential Photographers Division)

MANILA, Philippines — Some of those who complained that they received incomplete payment under the cash-for-work program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) actually “did not go to work,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III revealed in an online briefing on Wednesday.

Bello said he himself went to Barangay Batasan Hills in Quezon City to investigate the alleged irregularity in the implementation of the program, called Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).

He was accompanied…

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