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Displaced workers in Cam Norte get emergency employment thru DOLE TUPAD

 

One hundred fifty-seven (157) beneficiaries from 14 barangays in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte were oriented on the policy guidelines of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program and basic occupational safety and health by Ms. Lora Joy Boongaling, Labor and Employment Officer II of DOLE PFO Camarines Norte.                    Photo by: Renalyn Alano

Legazpi City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru its Provincial Field Office of Camarines Norte started its orientation on the policy guidelines of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program and basic occupational safety and health to 157 worker-beneficiaries from 14 barangays in the municipalities of Labo and Paracale, Camarines Norte.

DOLE RO V Regional Director Alvin M. Villamor said that a total of P1,410, 685 million is allocated as wages for the workers. 

He added that these beneficiaries are displaced workers who will work to clean coastal areas, streets and de-clog canals in designated areas for a month or 30 days.

The beneficiaries were among the first batch of beneficiaries from barangays of Cabusay, Sta. Cruz, Bautista, Mabilo 1, Talobatib, Malasugui, Mabilo II, Pinya, Gumamela, Malatap and Macogon municipality of Labo and Dagang, Palanas and Maybato municipality of Paracale. 

Meanwhile, these Barangay Local Government Units shall shoulder the cost of cleaning materials and tools needed in the community works projects, including rake, bolo, hard brooms, dust pans and garbage bags.  In addition, they allocated funds for the project supervision and monitoring.

One of the beneficiaries during the orientation is Rudy A. Garcia, 40 of Camarines Norte. The displaced worker expressed his earnest gratitude to DOLE for this emergency employment assistance extended to him.

“I am thankful to DOLE for giving us another employment opportunity that will help me recover from income loss due to displacement,” Garcia said. 

Ms. Lora Joy Boongaling, Labor and Employment Officer II of DOLE PFO Camarines Norte highlighted the administrative concerns of the program such as Contract of Service; submission of daily time records and accomplishment reports, and mode of payment during the orientation.

TUPAD is a component of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and unemployed poor for a minimum of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

Under the said program, the beneficiaries shall engage in: social community projects, such as 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;  economic community projects like 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 and seedling preparation.

“TUPAD is one of the bridging programs of the Department that aims to alleviate the conditions of the marginalized sector and harness their potential for the community development. But the major impact of this program is their active involvement to the development of their community,” Villamor emphasized

Work will commence in December upon the release of the Notice to Proceed. With report from: Renalyn Alano/ PFO Camarines Norte

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Approved for Regional Release:

  

(SGD.) ATTY. ALVIN M. VILLAMOR

Regional Director

 

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