The Department of Labor and Employment Romblon Field Office implemented Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) to 315 beneficiaries from Local Government Units of Looc, Ferrol, Calatrava, Santa Fe, Corcuera, San Jose, Romblon, Cajidiocan and Provincial Government of Romblon from February to March 2017 with a total salary to beneficiaries amounting to Php 987,750.00. All aforementioned LGUs have 35 worker-beneficiaries each to work on various projects such as:
1. Clearing/cleaning of Road Shoulders in Brgy. Agojo; Cleaning of Provincial Road shoulders in Brgy. Manhac; Cleaning of surroundings of New Public Market Building and Clearing of drainage/canals in Brgy. Poblacion and; Clearing of surroundings of Crispin Grimares ES and Limon Norte ES in Brgy. Limon Norte in Looc, Romblon;
2. Clearing and Disilting of Tingaray and Lupog River in Ferrol, Romblon;
3. Coastal Clean-Up in Brgys. Poblacion and Pangulo, Construction of Pathway in Brgy. Poblacion and Rehabilitation of School Building in San Roque, Calatrava, Romblon;
4. Improvement of Guard House and Fish Sanctuary in Guinbirayan, Santa Fe, Romblon;
5. Clearing of Tourism Site at Brgy. Tacasan and Brgy. Poblacion, Corcuera, Romblon;
6. Cleaning of Drainage Canal in Brgy. Combot, Repair/Rehab of Barangay Stage in Brgy. Busay and Dredging on Water Pipes and Painting of Town Plaza in Poblacion, San Jose, Romblon;
7. Clean-up and desilting of main waterways/canals in Brgys. III IV and Cajimos in Romblon, Romblon;
8. Clearing and cleaning of barangay roads and canals, barangay hall surrounding, repair of classroom, repair of barangay waterworks, construction of CR, barangay mangrove nursery projects, rehabilitation of barangay perimeter fence and clearing of barangay tourism areas in Cajidiocan, Romblon;
9. Vegetation Control in Brgys. San Roque, Pangulo and Pagsangahan in Calatrava, Romblon.
EEP workers were given personal protective equipment for the 10 day-work and were enrolled to GSIS Micro-insurance. Each beneficiary received a minimum of Php285.00 per day on a complete 8-hour work.
Also known as Emergency Employment Program (EEP), this program is a community-based package assistance from the department that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and unemployed poor.
End/Renell G. Mayo