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DOLE’S TUPAD to benefit 2,030 informal sector workers in Occidental Mindoro

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – To cushion the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 2,030 workers in the informal sector from the municipalities of San Jose, Paluan and Abra de Ilog are set to benefit from the Post-COVID “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers” (TUPAD) intervention of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) MIMAROPA Region.

Through the DOLE Occidental Mindoro Provincial Office headed by Provincial Director (PD) Bernardo B. Toriano, a total amount of Php6,496,000.00 was released to the said three municipalities of the province which shall serve as the government’s support to the affected workers to momentary recover from economic displacement and loss of income during countrywide quarantine.

From July 9, 2020, up to July 13, 2020, PD Toriano represented OIC Regional Albert E. Gutib in the awarding of TUPAD checks to the following municipalities: Abra de Ilog, P800,000.00 with 250 beneficiaries; Paluan P3,798,400.00, with 1,187 beneficiaries, and San Jose, 1,897,600 with 593 beneficiaries.

The Local Government Units, as provided for in the Memorandum of Agreement shall be in charge of the identification of beneficiaries and supervision of the program implementation which will run from July until August 2020.

Each identified beneficiary shall receive a salary amounting to Php3,200.00 based at the highest minimum wage rate in the region at the end of their 10-day work period. “Through the strong partnership of DOLE with the LGUs, we stand firm to our aim in providing temporary employment to our most vulnerable workers during this very difficult situation where job or income losses are inevitable”, PD Toriano said during the awarding.

The respective Local Chief Executives lauded the department’s continuous efforts in affording support to the LGUs in keeping the welfare of their constituents to recover from income losses after being displaced by the pandemic.

TUPAD is a short-term emergency employment program of the Department of Labor and Employment to mitigate the impact of calamities, disasters and epidemics on workers in the informal economy.

 

End/Gener L Francisco

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2020-07-17
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