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TUPAD workers in Paracale, Daet C.N. get their pay
To further provide marginalized sectors with the means to survive during this period of potentially prolonged joblessness due to pandemic, DOLE Bicol released P1,020,240.00 cash-assistance to the proponent-Local Government Units (LGUs) of Daet and Paracale to cover the payment of wages and purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the chosen TUPAD beneficiaries. 

Around 300 beneficiaries from indigent communities of the mentioned towns received their salaries during the distribution of wages facilitated by DOLE Bicol thru Camarines Norte Provincial Office led by Renalyn E. Alano.

Present were TUPAD Focal Ricky A. Hernandez, Municipal Mayor Romeo Moreno of LGU-Paracale, Vice-Mayor Bernadeth Asutilla, Municipal Coordinator Rav Russel Moreno, Daet Municipal Administrator Joan Kristine De Luna, Municipal Treasurer Rodante Forbes, and Rommel Carrascal, PESO-Manager of LGU-Daet as witnesses. 

TUPAD workers were engaged in cleaning of roads and public facilities, and completed the work for a period of 10 days. These entitled them to receive an equivalent of P3,100 during the actual payout. Aside from the monetary compensation, beneficiaries were covered with an accident insurance for one (1) year. 

During the project orientation, basic concepts on occupational safety and health with financial literacy were discussed, and each of them received PPE as part of the package assistance. 

Most of the beneficiaries were self-earning individuals engaged in food vending, processing, and personal services. Others are engaged in construction works, fishing and farming activities. 

To secure the effectiveness of the TUPAD Program in the municipalities of Daet and Paracale, DOLE Bicol staff conducted supervision and monitoring for the entire duration of the project implementation.

Meanwhile, Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita shared her aspirations to the beneficiaries, "TUPAD projects are our contribution in the government's Recovery Plan of providing emergency employment assistance to the informal workers who have lost their employment or livelihood due to the global health crisis."

"We will continue our commitment in these trying times, and attend to your immediate needs the best way we can to lessen your sufferings," she added.###


With a report from Angelica Collantes, Darlene B. Ibias, and Renalyn A. Alano

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