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Over 238 Million released by DOLE under TUPAD

Cebu City, Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment paid over 238 Million Pesos to around 46,583 beneficiaries all over Central Visayas, who rendered work under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD Bayanihan 2.

As of 05 January 2021, the disbursed funds, said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, covered the salaries and wages of beneficiaries working in the different provinces of the Region amounting to Php238,673,480.55. The amount, she added, also funded the Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) of beneficiaries under GSIS as well as the service charge at the DOLE’s partner-money remittance center.

Beneficiaries worked for four (4) hours each day for 14 days doing any of the following, namely: Delivery of essential goods and services; Packing of relief goods and other related tasks assigned by the LGUs; Preparation, design, dissemination, posting of information and educational materials especially in the rural areas; Transport services for setting up of mobile markets; and disinfection/sanitation of community and other public facilities.

Under Bayanihan 2 to Recover as One Act, the DOLE implemented TUPAD all throughout the Region giving priority to the workers in the informal sector affected by the pandemic, who applied for TUPAD on or before 30 April 2020 but were not assisted under the TUPAD Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (#BKBK) Disinfection/Sanitation Project and TUPAD as post-enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)-intervention.

Also given access to the program are workers in the informal sector particularly the unpaid family workers and self-employed workers with elementary occupations who were displaced or whose earnings were affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the program ended in December last year, the Cebu Provincial Field Office tallied the most number of beneficiaries at 14,740, which is being closely followed by the Tri-City Field Office (Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu) at 12,252. The Bohol Field Office registered 8,982 informal sector workers benefiting the program; 7,162 for Negros Oriental Field Office; and 3,369 for Siquijor Field Office.

According to Director Siaton, TUPAD along with other programs under Bayanihan 2, is the DOLE’s contribution to the government’s pursuit of a whole-of-nation approach in the implementation of recovery and rehabilitation measures to cushion the pandemic’s impact on the economy and society.

Under Bayanihan 1, the DOLE implemented TUPAD Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (#BKBK) Disinfection/Sanitation Project and TUPAD as a post-enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)-intervention.  As of December 2020, both programs yielded altogether 36,291 beneficiaries with a total of Php147,115,640.00 amount spent for their implementation.

 

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For more information on this report, you may contact (032) 234-33-18/ dole7bayanihan2@gmail.com; (032) 2667424/ cpfobayanihan2@gmail.com    (for LGUs or ACPs located outside the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu); 09616965058; 09616965057; (032) 5132566; (032) 2343317/  tcfobayanihan2@gmail.com (for LGUs or ACPs located within the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu); (038) 4110806; (038) 5010277/ bfobayanihan2@gmail.com (for LGUs or ACPs located in Bohol); (035) 2262778; 09751761424/ nofobayanihan2@gmail.com (for LGUs or ACPs located in Negros Oriental); and (035) 4809244/ sfobayanihan2@gmail.com (for LGUs or ACPs located in Siquijor).

 

 

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2021-01-22
SALOME O. SIATON
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