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DOLE-X orients 284 Bukidnon TUPAD workers

Malayabalay City --- Municipalities of Bukidnon from the first and second districts attended to the series of Tulong Pangkabuhayan para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantage Workers Program (TUPAD) orientations conducted since July until August.


TUPAD 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 exceeding 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. Qualified beneficiaries include the  unemployed or underemployed, laid-off or terminated as a result of permanent closure of an establishment and those who were self-employed and have lost their livelihoods due to natural or man-made disasters and armed conflicts or general economic conditions.

As part of the pre-implementation phase, a basic orientation about the program was conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment, Region X (DOLE-X), through its Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO).

Buk PFO Chief Raul L. Valmores in partnership with the Local Government Unit (LGU) and some barangay representatives focused on the qualifications, necessary requirements, as well as the safety and health conditions of the workers.


Valmores also informed that included projects includes eco-tourism, repair, and/or improvement of common public facilities, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling, and clearing and basic repair of public infrastructure. Likewise, economic community projects cover repair and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, and public markets and agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting, seedling preparation were also approved eligible projects.


The 284 beneficiaries from the areas of Lantapan. Impasug-ong, San Fernando and Malitbog attended on 24-27 July 2017; 31 July 2017 for the attendees from Sumilao; and the Municipality of Baungon on 11 August 2017.


LGU-Sumilao Mayor Jose Antonio A. Villo in his message said, “I really appreciate TUPAD program of the DOLE. The LGU has done its part to provide better opportunities to our constituents, however, these programs and projects are not sufficient enough to accommodate the growing number of people in need of employment and livelihood. This program could provide opportunity for immediate jobs to those workers by engaging them to work and acquire income for them to sustain their family’s needs for the meantime where no wage-employment jobs are available. This is such a great help.”


The LGU provided the personal protective equipment (PPE) for the beneficiaries for them start their work on 21 August 2017.


End/Reyna L. Tagailo/DOLE-X Buk PFO



Some 46 TUPAD beneficiaries of LGU-Sumilao listen as DOLE-X Buk PFO Chief Raul L. Valmores(standing in podium) gives a briefer about TUPAD on 31 July 2017 with the presence of Mayor Jose Antonio A. Villo and Brgy. Captain Consuelo M. Inojaldo. (Photo source: DOLE-X Buk PFO)


LGU-San Fernando PESO Manager Felisa F. Jumarito (foreground, on her back) with DOLE-X Buk PFO staff discussed the work assignment of their 32 TUPAD beneficiaries during its orientation on 26 July 2017 at San Fernando Municipal Hall. (Photo source: DOLE-X Buk PFO)





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