Claveria, Misamis Oriental –The 612 workers of Rizal and Hinaplanan barangays were paid with P2,386,800 worth of wages, under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) on 4 October 2022 at Rizal Covered Court and Hinaplanan Health Center, this municipality.

DOLE-X Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Or. PFO) Chief Errol Natividad said the P3,900 wage per beneficiary served as payment for the 10-day work on debris clearing, disinfection, and agro-forestry projects on certain areas of the said barangays on 16-30 August 2022.

Moreover, Jerwin Jun D. Llenares, a 34-year old underemployed Person-With-Disability (PWD) and first-time program recipient, said his income as street vendor was greatly affected by the pandemic and not enough to support the increasing financial needs of his family.

“Salamat kaayo sa DOLE, isip usa ka PWD dako na ni nga tabang para sa akong pamilya. Ang sweldo nga akong nadawat ipamalit nako dugang puhunan sa akong gamay nga negosyo.”

(Thanks to DOLE, as a PWD, this program is a great help to my family. This can add capital for my small business.)

Likewise, street food vendor Frelene S. Bagtasos said, “College graduate ko pero lisud kaayo mangita ug trabaho karung panahuna busa dako akong pasalamat sa DOLE sa ilahang emergency employment kay tungod ani maka tabang ko sa akong pamilya.”

(I am a college graduate but it is very hard to find a job these days, that is why I am truly grateful to DOLE for their emergency employment program, because this can greatly help my family financially.)

Bagtasos plans to use the salary she received in starting a new lucrative business for her family who are farmers in Claveria. She plans to sell their produce like fruits, vegetables, root crops in their local market.

Natividad said 471 Rizal beneficiaries received their salaries thru cash from the Local Government Unit as Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) of DOLE-X, while the 141 Hinaplanan beneficiaries received their salaries through money remittance provider from DOLE-X direct administration.

TUPAD is implemented either through direct administration or ACP which refers to the program partner of DOLE responsible for the direct delivery of services to the target beneficiary. They are the workers’ organizations, other non-profit peoples’ organizations and non-profit, non-government organizations that have passed the accreditation requirements of DOLE.

TUPAD provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and disadvantaged poor for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 90 days, depending on the nature of work.

End/DOLE-X

 

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Some of the 141 Barangay Hinaplanan beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa
Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and
Employment wait for their turn to receive their salaries during the payout on 4 October 2022
at Hinaplanan Health Center, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. (Photo by Cherry Mae
Rana/DOLE-X Mis. Or. PFO)

 

First-time the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD)
program recipients Jerwin Jun D. Llanares (top photo) and Frelene S. Bagastos (bottom
photo) receive P3,900 each for the ten-day during the payout on 4 October 2022 at
Talisayan Covered Court, Misamis Oriental. (Photo by: Cherry Mae Rana/DOLE-X Mis Or. PFO)

 

Department of Labor and Employment-X – Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office’s Tulong
Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) Coordinators and
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) staff facilitate the payout on October 5, 2022, at
Rizal Covered Court, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. (Photo by: Cherry Mae Rana/DOLE-X Mis.
Or. PFO)