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DOLE grants TUPAD to beneficiaries in Aborlan, Palawan


In order to utilize the remaining funds of Aborlan, Palawan’s Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) fund for 2016, Municipal PESO Manager of Aborlan, Ms. Evelyn Sabay, in collaboration with DOLE Palawan Field Office, selected twelve (12) beneficiaries to render a 30-day social community service in the said locality.

Thus, on May 3, 2017, Ms. Elnie Iligan from DOLE Palawan Field Office conducted an orientation to the grantees in the conference room of the Aborlan Municipal Hall. She gave a brief overview about the TUPAD program, conducted a basic orientation on safety and health, and issued personal protective equipment (PPE) to each worker—in the form of straw hats and long sleeves—to be used while on duty. In addition, as part of the new requirements for the TUPAD, Ms. Iligan informed each of the beneficiaries about the need to prepare a 2x2 ID picture, as attachment to their personal identification cards (ID) that they need to use during the working hours and in claiming their salary after the completion of the 30-day agreement. The beneficiaries will also be enrolled in group micro-insurance (GPAI of GSIS) for added protection as social security. The service required of the TUPAD workers is the clearing of the grassy and the thick, dense part of the Aborlan Municipal Hall’s surroundings. The beneficiaries’ salary is in accordance with the prevailing statutory minimum wage in MIMAROPA as of November 1, 2016 which is equivalent to Php 285.00 per day.

Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. It is one of the Department of Labor and Employment’s contributions to the government agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction.



End/Anna Dominique C. Magbanua


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