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Over 900 TUPAD workers in Cam Norte get pay

Camarines Norte – More than 900 beneficiaries from the various villages of Labo, Camarines Norte received their pay on Friday after rendering service as street sweepers and cleaners of public facilities under the Department of Labor and Employment and Labor (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged / Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Bayanihan 2 program.


Each worker was paid P5,000 for the 16-day work program that started from April 8 to 29 (excluded Saturday and Sunday) or P310 per day based on the minimum wage received by regular wage earners in the region.


They were also provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and enrolled to government insurance.


Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita personally facilitated the distribution of pay amounting to P4.7 million to 903 beneficiaries held at Agro Sports center, Provincial Capitol, Daet, Camarines Norte last Friday.


Campita highlighted the good practices of DOLE’s partners as key factors in the implementation of TUPAD projects and release of wages to workers.


“We also recognized the timely submission and completion of documentary requirements that complement our efforts at DOLE in the processing and downloading of funds to our partners,” she added.


“I highly commend the initiative of our partners, the Provincial Government of Camarines Norte through Hon. Governor Edgardo Tallado and our Representative of the 1st District of this province, Hon. Josefina Tallado,” said Engr. Arturo P. Corbe, DOLE Provincial Head in Camarines Norte.


PFO Camarines Norte ensured that prior to the actual receipt of wages, beneficiaries were reminded of the minimum health protocol.


“Before entry to the venue, project beneficiaries were required to observe health and safety protocols by compulsory wearing of face masks and faces shields, temperature check and sanitation using alcohol,” Livelihood Focal Renalyn Alano explained.


She added that through the assistance of the provincial IATF, beneficiaries were ushered to assigned bleachers for each barangay with physical distancing as observed.


58-year-old Asucena Vedana of Barangay Awitan, Labo, Camarines Norte expressed her heartfelt gratitude to this program who provide temporary employment to unemployed and marginalized sector.

TUPAD, which provides emergency employment to the unemployed/underemployed residents or displaced workers due to natural and man-made calamities, is one of the flagship programs of DOLE under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

Under the TUPAD, the DOLE pays for the salaries, micro-insurance premium, and personal protective equipment (PPE) of the beneficiaries who will be engaged in community projects such as eco-tourism, repair and/or improvement of common public facilities, de-clogging of canals, debris clearing, basic repair of public infrastructure, repair and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads and similar facilities, tree planting, seedling preparation, and other similar activities.# Data gathered by: Renalyn Alano









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