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10.2-M paid to underemployed workers from 28 barangays in Cebu City

Cebu City, Philippines. More than 1,000 underemployed workers from twenty-eight (28) barangays ofCebu City collectively received more than Ten Million Pesos as payment for their wages and salaries under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment. 

DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Alvin M. Villamor, in a statement, said that that TUPAD is a program of the DOLE, which provides transitional work to qualified beneficiaries for a number of days. 

“Beneficiaries worked for fifteen (15) days in various identified social, economic and agro-forestry community activities in several areas covered,” said Villamor, adding that workers received 100% of the minimum wage rates applicable in Cebu City. 

Under Department Order No. 173, Series of 2017or the Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), beneficiaries’ length of work may vary from a minimum period of 10 days to a maximum period of 30 days depending on the nature of work to be performed. 

The pay-out or distribution of salaries to beneficiaries, which took place in Barangay Guadalupe, covered underemployed workers from Barangays Labangon; Pamutan; Pung-ol, Sibugay; Sudlon;  Pahina Central, San Nicholas; Sapangdaku; Bonbon; Tabunan; Sudlon 2; To-ong; Tagba-o; Babag; Buot; Buhisan; Poblacion Pardo; Pasil; Inayawan; Guadalupe; Sawang Calero; Duljo-Fatima; Cogon, Pardo; Basak, San Nicholas; Calamba; Bulacao; Quiot; Punta Princesa; and Suba. 

According to Tri-City Field Office (DOLE-TCFO) Chief LEO, Emmanuel Y. Ferrer, each beneficiary received PHP5,490.00 and an insurance coverage under the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as well as personal protective equipment (PPEs). 

The Beneficiaries’ 15-day work started on 14 to 27 June 2018, which concentrated on the cleaning of road sides and declogging of canals or gutters. 

TUPAD is one of the two components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program, the Department’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction.


End//LSenarlo-Tanizawith reporting from JCBurbos of TCFO 


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

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