MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) -Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) intensified the program implementation of its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) or emergency employment program thru an assessment meeting to the 30 program partners/coordinators of the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Mambajao, Guinsiliban, Sagay and the Provincial Government on 27 July 2022 at Villa Paraiso Resort and Water Park Poblacion, this municipality.

DOLE-X Cam PFO Chief Arlyn Bael said the assessment threshed-out issues and concerns from the said partner-implementers and improve the implementation and focus on financial performance for the remaining months of the year.

Bael lauded the timely distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the beneficiaries as one of the best practices of the partner LGUs.

Moreover, Provincial Government Coordinator Karen Mae Villadores raised the issue on the non-inclusion of the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Tanods as eligible beneficiaries of the program.

Villadores said, “Naay mga barangay nga gagmay kaayu’g IRA (internal revenue allotment) fund, that’s why ilahang honorarium is gamay gihapon, not enough to sustain para sa ilahang daily needs. So, if they will be given a chance to be an eligible beneficiary sa TUPAD, maka dugang pud sa ilahang income para sa adlaw-adlaw nga panginabuhi.”

[Some of barangays do not have enough IRA Fund, resulting to small honorarium received which is not enough to sustain their daily needs. They have added income if given a chance to be an eligible beneficiary of TUPAD.]

Bael said the FO already noted the issue and the same was already elevated to the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) for consideration on the eligibility of beneficiaries.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, 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.

 

End/DOLE-X

###

Camiguin Local Government Units representatives and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating

Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Accredited Co-Partners (ACPs) assess the
program implementation on 27 July 2022 at Villa Paraiso Resort and Water Park, Poblacion,
Mambajao, Camiguin. (Photo source: Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO)

 

Camiguin Provincial Government Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating
Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Focal Person Karen Mae Villadores raises the
issue on the non-inclusion of the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Tanods as eligible
beneficiaries of the program during the program assessment on 27 July 2022 at Villa Paraiso
Resort and Water Park, Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin. (Photo source: Jovelyn V.
Perez/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO)

 

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office Chief
Arlyn Z. Bael (center) with Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced
Workers (TUPAD) Local Government Units partner-implementers during its program
assessment on 27 July 2022 at Villa Paraiso Resort and Water Park, Poblacion, Mambajao,
Camiguin. (Photo source: Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO)