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6.8 Million released to TUPAD workers in Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) recently released 6.8 Million to more than a thousand beneficiaries in Cebu, who worked under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD.

In Cebu City, 1, 221 TUPAD workers were provided with their reference codes to be able to claim their salaries at any branch of the DOLE’s partner-money remittance center.

Beneficiaries, according to Tri-City Field Office Head, Director Emmanuel Y. Ferrer, worked for 10 days by disinfecting and sanitizing public areas in their respective barangays.

Identified workers, he added, came from 64 barangays in Cebu City. “Each beneficiary received Php4,040.00. And for that the DOLE shelled out a total of Php4, 932,840.00 for their salaries,” he continued.

The reference codes were released at Fort San Pedro, Cebu City where an open space was ideal for the event, making sure that the safety and health protocols were being observed.

In the City of Naga, Cebu, around 338 TUPAD workers also received their reference codes.

According to Cebu Provincial Field Office (CPFO) OIC Vivencio Lagahid, beneficiaries worked for 14 days by doing sanitation activities in their community.

“Each beneficiary was paid Php404.00 per day so each of them, after completing their work, received Php5,656.00 for their salary,” he said.

The DOLE spent Php1,911,728.00 for their salaries and the distribution of reference codes was done at the Tennis Court, City of Naga.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton personally handed over the reference codes to beneficiaries during the Caravan of Government Services led by Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia.

“Other Field Offices just like in Negros Oriental, Siqujior and Bohol, are also facilitating the release of the reference codes for the TUPAD beneficiaries in their respective areas. We will have just to caution our stakeholders to always observe the minimum public health standards during the releasing of the transaction codes,” said Director Siaton.

As TUPAD workers, she added, beneficiaries were not only provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs) but also were covered with a Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) of the GSIS for one year.

 

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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 dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

 

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2021-07-05
SALOME O. SIATON
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