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TUPAD program benefits over 6,000 individuals in Quirino


Cabarroguis, Quirino - The DOLE-Quirino Field Office (QFO) in partnership with the Provincial Government of Quirino and its local government units provided emergency employment to some 6,217 individuals in the province recently.

The beneficiaries were employed in the agency’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, one of DOLE’s recovery and rehabilitation package to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, with its main priorities being providing income opportunities to vulnerable workers while helping them find long term employment.

Beneficiaries come from informal sectors who have lost their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, locally stranded individuals (LSI’s), fresh graduates finding difficulty landing a job due to the current crisis and those from remote areas in Quirino who were affected by Typhoon Ulysses last year.

To diminish exposure to any virus, beneficiaries’ working hours was reduced to about four (4) hours or equivalent to a half day work for 14 days. 


These beneficiaries were assigned in their respective municipalities to render social community works. They were paid equivalent to the region’s current minimum wage through money remittance center and cash payout for remote areas. Personal protective equipment was also given to each recipient as an additional safety measure.

Meanwhile, beneficiaries extended their gratitude on the assistance provided to them.  A giant smile on recipients’ face were seen as they received their grants. ###

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