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550 Bukidnon displaced workers recipients of P4M worth of DOLE-TUPAD emergency wage employment


Malaybalay City, Bukidnon --- Some 550 displaced workers from the five municipalities of the province, namely, Don Carlos, Quezon, Kibawe, Damulog and Maramag with 110 beneficiaries each, received their corresponding personal MLhuillier reference number as payment of salaries for the 20-day employment rendered under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and Employment, totaling to PhP 4,015,000.00.


DOLE-X Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO) Chief Raul L. Valmores said the workers were hired to work community-based jobs and deployed to different barangays for the 20-day employment period covering August to September 2019. They were profiled as displaced through the help of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Each LGUs were given 110 slots, in which salaries totaled to Php 803,000.00.


Valmores said the salaries of the workers were paid under Special Program Funds (SPF). “TUPAD is an emergency employment program of DOLE, wherein displaced/disadvantaged workers will be given the opportunity to work for a short period of time and will be properly compensated,” Valmores said.


Mario B. Parada, a resident of Damulog Municipality, expressed his gratitude for availing the program. “I would like to thank the PESO, DOLE, and the office of Third District Representative Manuel Zubiri for supporting this emergency employment program. It really helped my family. As a displaced worker, I have insufficient income to cater our needs. The cash that I have received will greatly help to at least provide food at our table while we hunt for a stable job. Again, thank you for the support,” he said.


Likewise, Ricky A. Allones, also a TUPAD beneficiary and Kibawe Municipality resident said, “Through the help of TUPAD, I was able to buy food and other necessities at home. This also gave me the means to support the school requirements of my children. Thank you to the offices behind this program.”


“As a newly designated PESO Manager of the Local Government Unit of Quezon, I am very grateful that our municipality is chosen as one of the program partners to implement TUPAD. It has indeed provided the workers additional income. The barangay officials were glad that they were able to assign community works without expense, boosting the town’s economic progress. We are hoping that by the next implementation, we will still be able to avail the programs implemented by DOLE,” Imelda Pilar Rosario A. Perpetua said.


Emergency Employment or TUPAD Program is a community-based (municipality/ barangay) package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and unemployed poor, 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. Payment of salaries shall be equivalent to 100% of the prevailing private sector minimum wage in the area/locality.


End/Jessamie A. Jorquia, LEO III/DOLE-X/Bukidnon Provincial Field Office



The PESO Quezon assists the DOLE-X Bukidnon Provincial Field Office on the distribution of MLhuillier reference numbers to their beneficiaries. (Photo source: DOLE-X Buk PFO)


DOLE-X Bukidnon Provincial Field Office Chief Raul L. Valmores (left) hands the reference code to one of the TUPAD workers of Don Carlos, Bukidnon. (Photo source: DOLE-X Buk PFO)



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