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KUWTT: Lawmaker, husband linked to aid ‘scam’ | Sept. 7, 2021

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

READ: QC councilor, wife linked to workers aid scam

QUEZON City Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo and her husband, councilor Winston “Winnie” Castelo were linked to alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE). Barangay Holy Spirit Chairman Felicito Valmocina said in a press conference on Monday he decided to cut ties with the Castelos after learning from some Tupad beneficiaries about anomalies in the cash aid program being implemented in District 2 by the lawmaker. Valmocina said he was furious when the aid recipients told him they had kept silent even if they were shortchanged because they thought he was in league with…

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