TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Aiming for a vibrant local economy, Governor James S. Edduba signified the PLGU’s intent to avail of the assistance under Tulong Paghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged workers (TUPAD) Program for 200 underemployed/ Displaced Workers in the Province of Kalinga whose livelihoods were affected by the recent Typhoon and Earthquake in the previous months, with a funding requirement of Eight Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Two Hundred Pesos (Ph 881,200.00) through DOLE CAR Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra.
Fortunately, the DOLE CAR approved the same upon the assurance of the governor that the beneficiaries of the program were verified to have not received any cash assistance from DOLE of the same program or from the DSWD’ assistance to Individual Crisis Situations (AICS), DA’s cash assistance for rice farmers and other wage subsidy programs.
Further, beneficiaries are not members of the Enhanced Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s).
Today, 200 residents from the 7 municipalities and 1 Tabuk City were assisted by DOLE Kalinga for their orientation and signing of contract of service belonging to the 5th batch of TUPAD beneficiaries.
The said beneficiaries were identified by the provincial government through the Provincial Human Resource Management Office.
Ms. Bernadine Daguio welcomed the beneficiaries on behalf of Governor James S. Edubba who is currently in Manila for an official meeting.
The TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.
TUPAD is one of the flagship programs of the DOLE that serves as an intervention to help alleviate poverty during difficult times. Beneficiaries will be given employment for 4 hrs/day for 10 days. They will get paid the minimum wage in the region for a day’s work.
The following projects are supported with such assistance: Social community projects, such as repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure such as schools and health centers, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing; Economic community projects like repair, maintenance and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, public markets and common service facilities such as production and display centers, fishports; Agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting, seedling preparation, and reforestation;
prior to one’s actual engagement in employment, the beneficiary will be provided with the following: basic orientation on safety and health; personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of T-shirt and hat enrolment in group micro-insurance, to be included in the total project cost or as counterpart of the ACP/LGU; and TUPAD ID.