On January 13, Saturday, P270,000 intended for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) payroll and various gadgets were stolen.
An employee from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CENRO) in Real, Quezon reported that the robbery occurred at her home while she was asleep.
According to a report from the Real Quezon PNP, the victim, “Rubelyn,” an administrative aide at DENR CENRO-Real, was asleep on the second floor of her residence around 4 o’clock in the morning. She was roused by the sound of a monitor falling near her house’s window.
Upon investigating the noise, she discovered that her two backpacks, containing personal funds of P119,000, were empty. Additionally, P270,720.00 in cash intended for TUPAD beneficiaries from DENR CENRO REAL was missing. Other stolen items included a Samsung Tablet, a Samsung A71 smartphone, a Huawei Nova 3i smartphone, and a Vivo Y91 smartphone.
The victim’s pouch was found empty, hanging on a tree branch outside the jalousie window of their residence, seemingly thrown there by the suspects. The total amount stolen is P436,720.00.
The Real PNP is now investigating the incident, which includes attempting to identify a suspect. However, as of the latest update, DENR-CENRO in the Municipality of Real has not released any statements or updates about the incidents.
Meanwhile, TUPAD beneficiaries are eagerly awaiting the payroll money as compensation for their hard work and services in the community.
TUPAD offers emergency employment to displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of the work.