LEGAZPI CITY – At least 144 women workers here who were displaced from their jobs have been provided livelihood assistance under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD program, a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) community-based emergency employment package.
Under the TUPAD, beneficiaries receive P3,100 each for working four hours every day for 10 days in their communities.
In a recent statement, Bicol DOLE Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, they have intensified their efforts to implement TUPAD and their related programs designed to help people recover from their losses.
“We would like our workers, particularly from the informal sectors, to feel that in this time of difficulties and problems in jobs and livelihood, DOLE is always present to help and give inspiration to you,” Campita said.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said the DOLE’s TUPAD program has been a big help for the families of the chosen beneficiaries most especially at this time when Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, affecting many local residents.