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5,000 workers benefit from Tulong Panghanapbuhay of DOLE 2

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan --- A total of 28 million had been released in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 for Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) benefiting 5,042 individuals in the region.

Of the total payment, 11,140,775.00 was allotted for Cagayan, while Province of Isabela was given 13,921,861.50, and another 2,046,290.00 and 1,108,570.00 for Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino respectively.

Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol, Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment – Regional Office No. 2 (DOLE – R02), underscored that commitment of the agency in the implementation of TUPAD program in Region 2 remains strong to help reduce underemployment among the disadvantaged workers and provide emergency employment for displaced workers.

“We at the department continuously exert effort to bring all the programs of DOLE to everyone, most especially those who are considered disadvantaged/ displaced workers. Our Field Offices in the region make sure that even those who are from the remote areas can benefit from our different programs,” Atty. Mirasol said.

Beneficiaries under TUPAD rendered work ranging from ten (10) to thirty (30) days with a daily wage rate of 340.00 pesos minimum wage rate in the region.  As additional benefit, they were also enrolled in group micro – insurance for one (1) year under the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

TUPAD is a component of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and unemployed poor for a minimum of 10 days but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

Under the said program, the beneficiaries may engage in social community projects such as eco-tourism, repair, improvement of common public facilities, debris clearing, de clogging of canals, clearing and basic repair of public infrastructure, and agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting and seedling preparation. (END/JVP/RBE)

 

by Jolina V. Pelovello

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2018-10-08
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RD SARAH BUENA S. MIRASOL


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