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763 displaced workers in San Jose get their TUPAD wages

San Jose, Camarines Sur - At least 763 workers who lost their livelihoods here due to three (3) typhoons that battered the Bicol region last year, received their TUPAD wages from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol yesterday.

Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales together with Camarines Sur Provincial Director Ana Christine Soriano personally handed over the cash amounting to P5,000 to each TUPAD worker-beneficiary.

“Salamat sa pagbigay ng pagkakataon sa amin na kayo ay mabigyan ng serbisyo. Kaya naman, mula sa pamilya ng DOLE Bicol, patuloy natin i-angat ang kalidad ng serbisyo sa mga Bicolano,” RD Gonzales said.

He added that this would be the last TUPAD payout that he would be personally awarding in this region following his reassignment to Region 2 as Regional Director effective February 1.

Apart from the release of TUPAD wages, DOLE Bicol awarded the check as livelihood grants for 26 beneficiaries amounting to P521,193.

Gonzales stressed that they can form or organize a group project with a sustainable livelihood project proposal for a more profitable source of income which will result in having a productive community.

Soriano, on the other hand, thanked the LGU San Jose as the accredited co-partner in the implementation of TUPAD.

She urged PESO managers to be more active in the delivery of services as they serve as the extended arms of DOLE in ensuring its prompt and efficient delivery of employment facilitation services as well as in the provision of timely information on labor market and DOLE Programs.

TUPAD is a short-term emergency employment program of the DOLE to mitigate the impact of calamities, disasters, and epidemics on workers in the informal economy.






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