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Three Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro receive TUPAD Assistance

CALAPAN CITY - DOLE MIMAROPA through its Oriental Mindoro Field Office awarded the amount of Php14,112,000.00 benefitting 4,410 informal sector workers in the Municipalities of Roxas, Bulalacao, and Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro under its Post COVID-19 Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD).

Undeniably, COVID-19 put our communities into crisis affecting thousands of workers, thus DOLE MIMAROPA headed by Regional Albert E. Gutib took its steps to implement the Post-COVID TUPAD program.

“This Post-COVID intervention shows the department’s unending support to the affected Filipino workers especially in the informal sectors”, Director Gutib said.

Under Administrative Order No. 114 series of 2020 issued by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, TUPAD Post-COVID intervention aims to support the workers in the informal sector during economic recovery period.

The three (3) Local Government Units (LGUs) received the amount, are as follows:

City / Municipality

Amount

Beneficiaries

Bongabong

2,928,000.00

915

Roxas

3,798,400.00

1,187

Bulalacao

7,385,600.00

2,308

Total

14,112,000.00

4,410

        “We’ll continue to closely work hand in hand with the LGUs and other stakeholders for the available resources we can provide for the benefit of MIMAROPAns”, Director Gutib further said.

            Meanwhile, in support to Executive Order No. 70 "Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC), and directing the adoption of a National Peace Framework", the budget for emergency employment in the amount of Php1,216,000.00 for 380 (out of 915) beneficiaries which was downloaded to LGU Bongabong as the accredited co-partner, will be exclusively implemented for Barangays Hagan, Lisap and Tawas, Bongabong.

This DOLE MIMAROPA initiative, in collaboration with the other government agencies, is being felt by the beneficiaries as support in the remotest barangays of the province.

Under the TUPAD Post COVID intervention, apart from the eligible projects under Department Order No. 173 or the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the worker-beneficiaries shall assist the LGUs for ten (10) days in the delivery of essential goods and services such as food and non-food item, i.e. Personal hygiene items, medicines, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the frontliners and the general public; and assist in packaging relief goods and other related task assigned by the LGU.

At the end of 10-day work period, TUPAD beneficiaries will receive their salary amounting to Php3,200.00 each based on the prevailing highest minimum wage in the region for the private sector.

 

End/Ma. Lesly I. Romero

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2020-06-22
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