By: April Therese Tan
The Department of Labor and Employment-7 paid the wages of around a thousand TUPAD workers in Cebu Province amounting to over P5 million.
Several workers in the informal economy recently received their wages after rendering a 10-day work under the TUPAD or the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers.
DOLE-7 in a statement said that most of the said workers hailed from the following local government units (LGUs):
1) Tabuelan- 153 Beneficiaries paid Php618,120.00 in wages;
2) San Remegio- 333 Beneficiaries paid with Php1,345,320.00;
3) Medellin- 237 Beneficiaries paid with Php957,480.00;
4) Bogo- 420 Beneficiaries paid with Php1,696,800.00; and
5) Sta. Fe- 113 Beneficiaries paid with Php456, 520.00.
The series of payouts took place last week in the said LGUs by way of releasing to the beneficiaries their reference codes.
The release of TUPAD could be claimed by visiting the different branches of DOLE’s partner-service provider.
TUPAD is one of the two components of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the Department’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction.
To recall, DOLE-7 already paid over P467 million in wages to TUPAD workers in the different provinces of Central Visayas during the first six months of the year. The amount benefited around 112,128 disadvantaged and displaced workers.