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DOLE to provide additional GIP and TUPAD support to DENR's environmental protection campaign


Tuguegarao City - The DOLE Region 02, through Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales, has committed anew to help the DENR Region 02’s continuous implementation of the National Greening Program through the provision of 14 Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiaries and 35 Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program through a meeting held between the regional offices last January 19, 2023.

The GIP beneficiaries shall render service for the DENR for a period of 3 months while the TUPAD beneficiaries shall render service for 60 days, with a daily wage of P420.

The beneficiaries shall add additional manpower to accelerate the survival and growth of bamboo and other trees planted in a 38-hectare plantation situated in the provinces of Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.

The said commitment comes after a memorandum of agreement was signed between the DOLE, DENR and DTI for the engagement of TUPAD and GIP beneficiaries on October 2022 to further the sustainability endeavor on bamboo reforestation and the promotion of the bamboo business industry, initially employing about 11 GIP beneficiaries for the said effort.

"Through the GIP, the beneficiaries are given the opportunity to earn a living [while] also augmenting government efforts to address climate change through massive planting activities," DENR RO2 Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan said.

Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales meanwhile underscored the DOLE’s efforts to continually augment the program needs of partner agencies through the provision of GIP and TUPAD assistance.

"The regional office shall endeavor to partner with government agencies to further our mandate on labor and employment and our partnership with the DENR and DTI ensures the continuity of this goal," RD Gonzales said.

The said meeting was also attended by Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) Chief Laura B. Diciano and Livelihood Unit Head, Ms. Angelica Gay Dela Cruz. ###

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