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19.1 Million Pesos benefited over 4-k TUPAD workers in Siquijor

Cebu City, Philippines. Over four thousand workers benefited from the 19.1 Million Pesos released by DOLE for their salaries and wages as beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD in the province of Siquijor.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton said that Siquijor, similar to the rest of the provinces in the Region, has actively continued its implementation of the TUPAD in the different municipalities and barangays in the area.

“In Siquijor, the TUPAD payout or the releasing of the wages of beneficiaries started in May of this year and is continued up to the present for all works completed,” added Director Siaton.

For the month of May alone, DOLE released 2.9 Million Pesos for the salaries of around 521 TUPAD workers.

In June, the DOLE Siquijor Field Office already conducted three payouts with three more coming for July.

“This month, we will be releasing the salaries of 1,719 beneficiaries amounting to over 7 Million Pesos,” she continued.

For June and July 2021, DOLE registered a total of 3,946 TUPAD beneficiaries with the Department spending 16.1 Million Pesos for their salaries.

Since May up to July 2021, there are already 4,467 TUPAD workers in Siquijor who benefited from the program with DOLE releasing a total of Php19,138,768.00 for their wages.

Siquijor Field Office (SFO) Head, Marites G. Mercado said that the amount is on top of what was shelled out by DOLE that covered the personal protective equipment (PPEs) of beneficiaries; their Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) coverage with the GSIS for one year; and the service charge with the DOLE’s partner money remittance center.

Beneficiaries worked from 10-14 days by doing repair, maintenance and/or improvement of common public facilities in their respective localities. Each beneficiary was paid Php404.00 per day.

 

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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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2021-07-07
SALOME O. SIATON
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