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1,679 temporarily displaced sugar workers to benefit from TUPAD

Camarines SurRecognizing the challenges and needs of the planters and workers in the sugar industry in the province of Camarines Sur who were temporarily displaced from their work, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol, through its Camarines Sur Provincial Field Office in partnership with the District Tripartite Council (DTC), provided an emergency employment to 1,679 worker-beneficiaries under Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD.

Dubbed as “Tubuhan Ating Linisin at Paglinangin upang Asukal ’di Kulangin”, displaced sugar planters and workers will be receiving P365 per day based on the minimum daily wage in the Bicol Region or a total of P3,650 equivalent to ten days of work upon completion of their tasks and other documentary requirements. This temporary employment will significantly aid in the sustenance of their basic needs.

Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said that simultaneous orientations were conducted in Baao, Bula, Ocampo, Pili, Sagñay, Tigaon, Minalabac and Naga City that started from December 12 until 15, 2022.

“This is a part of the pre-implementation phase of the TUPAD program before the beneficiaries will be deployed to their respective areas of assignment,” RD Campita said.

She added that those activities highlighted the basic information of the program and its implementing rules and regulations as well as the package of assistance which includes payment of wages and coverage/enrolment in group micro-insurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

Our workers in the sugar industry will not be left behind. Ang mga nasa impormal na sektor, mga manggagawa gaya ng mg sacada na pansamantalang nawalan ng trabaho at kabuhayan ay ang prayoridad ng ating programang TUPAD, sapagkat sila ang lubos na nangangailangan ng tulong. Kaya naman, labis ang pasasalamat ko sa pamunuan ng DOLE sa pagbi-bigay ng pondo at suporta sa mga programa na mabe-benipisyuhan ang mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan kabilang na ang mga manggagawa sa sugar industry,” RD Campita stressed.

TUPAD is one of the components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) which provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers for a minimum of 10 days but not to exceed 90 days depending on the nature of work to be performed.

Meanwhile, RD Campita met with the members of the DTC Camarines Sur- Sugar Industry to tackle the programs intended for the welfare and protection of the sugar planters and workers on Monday in Ocampo, Camarines Sur.

Together with Assistant Regional Director Imelda E. Romanillos and Camarines Sur Provincial Head Ma. Ella E. Verano, the members of the DTC generated strategies to minimize the unclaimed cash bonus fund (CBF) and provided inputs on having a registry of sugar workers in Camarines Sur.

Likewise, Albaño presented the updates on the profiling of sugar workers and the on-going implementation of TUPAD for the said beneficiaries.

ISO PR Code:2022_gud_Dec_26_ 1,679 temporarily displaced sugar workers in CamSur to benefit from TUPAD


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