CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 Cagayan de Oro City Field Office (CDO FO) conducted a series of orientations under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) to 702 workers in the informal sector on 11 November 2021 in Upper Balulang, Barangays Consolacion, and Gusa, here.
DOLE-10 CDO FO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo said the said orientations were purposely conducted to inform the beneficiaries on their roles and responsibilities in the project implementation including the necessary administrative requirements in the release of their salaries.
Recent advisories on TUPAD implementation were discussed to protect the interest of the beneficiaries from unscrupulous individuals who want to take advantage of the opportunity.
Toledo said the beneficiaries will start their 10-day work period, November 12-21 2021, with a total amount of wages of P2,850,000.
The beneficiaries were composed of 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers who were once working in different salons in the city; 18 parents of child laborers whose incomes were not regular;
Fire victims (40) of Barangay Macabalan whose abodes and all belongings were lost in the fire; and 594 displaced workers in various barangays in the city.
TUPAD Progam is a temporary emergency employment offered by DOLE under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) to engage in an average of 10-90 days’ work compensated based on the prevailing minimum wage in the region. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)