By Kent A. Ugalde and Dheavone Maurice B. Lao | 08:54 PM February 10, 2022
Some 1,228 workers in Bohol receive a total of P4,961,120 salaries from the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VII (DOLE 7) through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) on January 3 -19, 2022.
Each of the said workers received P4,040 for the 10 days of work in their respective communities from October 22, 2021 to November 28, 2021.
They were required to perform clean-up drives, agroforestry community projects, and repair, maintain or improve common public facilities and infrastructures among others.
Female workers comprised the majority or 53 percent of the total number of the said TUPAD beneficiaries.
Vivian, one of the female beneficiaries, expressed her gratitude for the TUPAD program.
“Our livelihood was greatly affected by the pandemic. That’s why I am grateful to DOLE that it allowed me to work and get paid for it,” said Vivian during the conduct of the pay-out.
DOLE Bohol Officer-in-Charge Jessica A. Uy was represented by Mr. Janssen Ocaña and Engr. Johnvee Fullido in giving out wages in various parts of the province.
“I thank all our partners for their continued support to our programs, paving the way towards uplifting the economic condition of our people in the marginalized sector,” Uy said.
The successful implementation of the program was made possible through the partnership with DIWA Partylist, BADOTSCO, LGU-Dauis, LGU-Jagna, and LGU- Talibon.
TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for a minimum period of 10 days but not more than 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. with a report from BFO