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In Bohol, DOLE pay 3.3-M to over 800 TUPAD beneficiaries

Cebu City, Philippines. In Bohol, over 800 Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD beneficiaries received their wages from the Department of Labor and Employment amounting to Php3.3 Million.

In a report to DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Marion S. Sevilla, DOLE-Bohol Field Office OIC, Angeli T. Salgados said that beneficiaries came from the various municipalities of Ubay, Talibon, San Miguel and Alicia.

“The payouts were done in the said LGUs since the first week of December. We made sure that while we conducted the payouts, we also observed the minimum public health and safety standards,” she said.

Beneficiaries, according to Salgados, performed work for ten (10) days by doing the following, namely: Disinfection/sanitation of community or other public facilities; Repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure; Agro-forestry community projects such as tree planting, seedling preparation, group re-forestation, community gardening in public facilities; and Community clean-up and beautification of tourist activity areas.

In the town of Ubay, around 126 informal sector workers benefited the TUPAD; 106 in Talibon; 439 in San Miguel; and 147 in Alicia.

Beneficiaries, Salgados continued, each received Php4,040.00 in wages for rendering at least 4 hours of work per day for 10 days.

Beneficiaries were paid with the highest prevailing minimum wage rate applicable in the Region at Php404.00 per day and were also provided with an orientation on safety and health as well as with personal protective equipment (PPEs) including a Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) coverage with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for one year.

TUPAD is one of the components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

 

 End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from DOLE Bohol Field Office

 

For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer and send an email at dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

 

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2021-12-14
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