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DOLE MIMAROPA releases 13.7M worth of TUPAD #BKBK to 4,308 beneficiaries in Palawan amidst COVID-19

 

In Palawan province, informal workers such as tricycle drivers, farmers, fisherfolks and self-employed were hardly-hit after the pronouncement and implementation of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

To mitigate the impact on loss of livelihood and income of these workers and their families, the Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA through its Palawan Field Office released Php13,785,600.00 to 4,308 beneficiaries of DOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) Disinfecting / Sanitation Project.

TUPAD #BKBK is a community-based safety net program that will provide temporary employment to workers from the informal sectors who are underemployed, self-employed or displaced marginalized workers whose earnings are affected due to ECQ.

Beneficiaries who received an amount of 3,200.00 each worked for 4 hours a day for 10 days. Assistance included brochure on health and safety, and cleaning/disinfecting materials for barangay work.

As of May 21, 2020, DOLE MIMAROPA headed by Regional Director Albert E. Gutib released the said amount to qualified beneficiaries from different areas of Palawan, as follows:

 

City / Municipality

Amount

Beneficiaries

Puerto Princesa City

7,056,000.00

2,205

Roxas

569,600.00

178

Coron

752,000.00

235

Culion

502,400.00

157

El Nido

758,400.00

237

Taytay

985,600.00

308

Aborlan

464,000.00

145

Brooke’s Point

508,800.00

159

Balabac

16,000.00

5

Bataraza

313,600.00

98

Narra

761,600.00

238

Quezon

265,600.00

83

Rizal

435,200.00

136

Sofronio Española

396,800.00

124

Total

13,785,600.00

4,308

 

“We are glad to show these numbers covered by our TUPAD #BKBK in response to the pandemic outbreak which vastly affected thousands of workers in Palawan”, he said.  

TUPAD #BKBK implementation ended last April 30. However, Director Gutib mentioned that regular TUPAD is continuously implemented. “Under Administrative Order No. 114 series of 2020, issued by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, DOLE will be having its TUPAD as Post-COVID intervention,” he added.

 

End/Renell G. Mayo

 

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