BENEFICIARIES. Recipients of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (DOLE-TUPAD) Workers program in E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental province during the payout of their wages at the town public plaza on Thursday (Nov. 17, 2022). Some 611 vulnerable workers received a total of PHP4,500 each for rendering 10 days of community service. (Photo courtesy of Municipality of E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental)

 

BACOLOD CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released a total of PHP2.749 million in wages to beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) in E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental province.

The recipients included 611 vulnerable workers, with low-paying jobs or with inadequate earnings, who received a total of PHP4,500 each for rendering 10 days of community service.

“The local and national governments have a strong partnership in looking for ways to assist displaced and disadvantaged workers,” said Mayor Marvin Malacon in a statement Friday.

The payout program was held on Thursday.

Malacon requested the inclusion of his constituents in the TUPAD program and the fund release was facilitated by the office of Abang Lingkod party-list Representative Joseph Stephen Paduano, who hails from Negros Occidental.

The TUPAD beneficiaries, who were assigned to conduct a clean-up in their respective villages for four hours a day for 10 days, received a daily wage of PHP450.

They were also provided personal protective equipment, including a long sleeves shirt, a buri hat, and face masks.

Last month, 677 workers from the municipality also received a payout for their 10-day work, which started on Sept. 16.

A flagship employment program of the DOLE, the TUPAD provides emergency employment for vulnerable workers by assigning them to render various community services. (PNA)