BONTOC, Mountain Province – A total of 286 Tulong Panghanapbuhay Sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers received their wages on today, July 5, 2023, at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol Auditorium.
Of the total beneficiaries, 150 received a wage of P6, 000 each equivalent to 15 days of community service. This batch of TUPAD workers was funded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the initiative of the Office of Congressman Maximo Dalog, Jr. The implementation was through the Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) as a DOLE–Accredited co-partner.
Meanwhile, the remaining 136 TUPAD workers received their wages of P8, 000 each after working for 20 days. The Bontoc LGU through Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan have earlier requested from the Ejection Fund for additional funds to cater to more individuals looking for work.
Bontoc Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., extended his gratitude to Congressman Dalog and DOLE for their unwavering support and commitment to the community’s betterment. He added that providing short-term employment to displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers is of big help to sustain
their basic needs.
Tudlong assured that the Bontoc LGU will continue to collaborate with various agencies to source funds for the implementation and realization of programs that benefit the constituents. This forms part of the present administration’s vision which is “𝑬𝑵𝑳𝑨𝑵𝑮𝑨𝑲𝑯𝑨: 𝑨𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑽𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝑫𝒚𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒄 𝑩𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒄“. One of its pillars is to Empower Communities.
Also present during the payout were Sangguniang Bayan members Peter Kedawen and Glenn Bacala, Political Affairs Officer Dionisio Wacdisen who represented Congressman Dalog, DOLE-Mountain Province Field Office Head Venus Guinjicna, and TUPAD Focal Person Amaranth Abalos of DOLE-MP. By Alpine Killa-Malwagay