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Vico Sotto sorry for commotion at temporary work sign up sites

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto apologized on Tuesday, February 22, for the commotion that broke out in two sign up sites for the Department of Labor and Employment’s temporary work program.

Citing a report from the city’s peace and order department, Sotto said the commotion started when someone shouted at Plaza Bonifacio, “Bara-barangay ang pila!”

“Sa Rainforest Park naman ay may tumulak papasok ng isang gate at nag-unahan ang mga tao nung bumukas ito,” he shared in a Facebook post.

Several people lined up at the two sites to apply for the DOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged / Displaced Workers (TUPAD). The program provides emergency employment to displaced workers for a minimum of 10 days to a maximum of 30 days.

Sotto said peace and order officers and the police immediately responded to the commotion so order was immediately restored.

“Drop box lang po ito at walang interview kaya mabilis lang naman kahit mahaba ang pila,” he said.