DOLE-X Mis. Occ. TUPAD benefitted 1080 displaced workers in Tangub City with P3.8M emergency employm
Tangub City, Misamis Occidental---- The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) under the “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers” (TUPAD) program released a total of PhP 3.8 Million to some 1,080 recipients, in a cash turnover held on the 9th of March 2017 at the Sinandoloy Cultural Gymnasium, this city.
The ceremonial turnover was headed by DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo. City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Claro E. Vicada Sr. was also there to welcome the participants.
Rodrigo, who was the keynote speaker, stated that, “TUPAD is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) which provides emergency employment to the displaced and disadvantaged workers.
“It is one of DOLE’s commitments to generate community employment by means of social, economic and agro-forestry projects, providing the displaced workers with an immediate source of income,” he added.
Also present to witness the event was Honorable City Mayor Philip Tan who said, “Magpasalamat ta sa DOLE kay makatabang ni sa atong mga adlaw-adlaw na panginahanglan. Hinaut nga ang kusog ug halin unya kay bugas ug mga sud-an, dili ang para sa ubang butang nga dili kinahanglan. And despite sa kakusog sa ulan, nianhi gihapon sila all the way from Oroquieta City para niining okasyona,” (We should be thankful to DOLE because this will assist in our day to day needs. I hope that there will be an increase of sales later for rice and food, not for other unnecessary things. And despite of the heavy rain, they still came all the way from Oroquieta City for this occasion).
As outlined in the project profile, the 1,080 recipients came from the 55 different barangays of the City, where majority of the City’s poor families commonly reside.
The covered barangays have problems on wastes, garbage and soil erosion brought about by erratic and constant rains and typhoons that occurred in the locality. These scenario, an emergency employment of the target beneficiaries is deemed necessary to improve the drainage canals thus solving the problem of overflowing and continuous damage of roads.
Under the TUPAD program, the beneficiaries are engaged in community-based works specifically clean-up and de-clogging of drainage canal for a minimum of 10 days, not exceeding 30 days.
A total of PhP 3,326,400.00 was paid as wages to the worker-beneficiaries. The rest of the amount was used for the acquisition of their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), GSIS Insurances, and orientation and culmination expenses.
Additionally, the emergency employment of the target beneficiaries did not only provide them with livelihood opportunities but also the chance to improve the quality of their physical living conditions while contributing to the welfare of the community and the city.
It shows that apart from the temporary employment, the project also supports the City government’s disaster risk reduction and waste management in the community.
During the ceremony, Rodrigo also said that DOLE has Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) that assists poor but deserving students and out-of-school youths intending to pursue their education by encouraging employment during summer, Christmas vacation or any time of the year for students in the tertiary, technical or vocational level.
Meanwhile, in a statement from one of the beneficiaries, Myrna Alia Managing, 46 years old from Bintana, Tangub City expressed her gratitude, “Nagpasalamat ko nga kaning programaha sa DOLE dakong tabang para sa kaayuhan sa among mga pamilya. Nagpasalamat pud ko nga tungod aning trabahoa, nawala ang mga nibabag na basura sa mga imburnal para sa mas limpyo nga palibot sa siyudad”, (I am grateful to this DOLE program as this is of great help to the welfare of our families. I am also thankful that because of this kind of work, there is no more trash clogging on the drainages, thus, leading to a cleaner city).
End/Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE Mis. Occ. PFO
TUPAD beneficiaries on registration for the formal turn-over ceremony of the cash assistance from DOLE Emergency Employment Program on the 9th of March 2017 at Sinandoloy Cultural Gymnasium, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. (DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)
1,080 TUPAD beneficiaries for the formal turn-over ceremony of the cash assistance from DOLE Emergency Employment Program on the 9th of March 2017 at Sinandoloy Cultural Gymnasium, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. (DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO)
From left: TUPAD beneficiary, City Mayor Hon. Philip T. Tan, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Provincial Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo, Secretary of the Congressman of the 2nd District Ms. Fe Manzo, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Senior LEO Jose G. Robles, City PESO Manager Claro E. Vicada Sr. and DOLE-X Mis. Occ. Senior LEO Rolando M. Mahusay on cash turnover from DOLE Emergency Employment Program on the 9th of March 2017 at Sinandoloy Cultural Gymnasium, Tangub City. (DOLE-X, Mis. Occ. PFO)