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5.6 Million released in Badian, Cebu for DOLE’s livelihood and TUPAD beneficiaries

Cebu City, Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment the other day released 5.6 Million that collectively covered the financial assistance for livelihood beneficiaries and the payment of salaries for TUPAD workers in the municipality of Badian, Cebu.

The 43 members of the United Farmers and Fishermen Association of Malhiao will soon engage with Mariculture, a project that the DOLE funded at Php489,200.00.

Representing DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton was Assistant Regional Director Jude Thomas Trayvilla, who personally turned-over to beneficiaries the check at the Malhiao Covered Court along with DOLE Cebu Provincial Field Office OIC, Vivencio Lagahid and Technical Support Services Division for Employment and Workers’ Welfare (TSSD-EWW) OIC, Ma. Teresa Tanquiamco.

Commonly known as marine farming, mariculture is seen to help augment the income of the association members.

Also released on the same day were the reference codes of about 1,287 TUPAD workers, who will each receive Php4,040.00 as payment for their salaries.

Just like with the TUPAD workers in Roda and Alcantara, whose reference codes were released a day earlier, beneficiaries in Badian will also get to claim their salaries at any branch of the DOLE’s partner-money remittance center.

According to ARD Trayvilla, for the salaries of TUPAD workers, the DOLE spent Php5,199,480.00 on top of the service charge and the beneficiaries’ coverage of a group personal accident insurance.

Beneficiaries worked for ten (10) days from 1 to 10 May 2021 and all of them concentrated on doing disinfection and sanitation activities as well as on declogging canals in areas where drainage problem is most commonly seen and felt.

Also present during turn-over ceremony was Badian Mayor Carmencita L. Lumain and 7TH Congressional District Representative Peter John Calderon.

The Livelihood Program and TUPAD are the two components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).




For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at


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