๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด, ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด.

To promote employment opportunities while helping to boost the governmentโ€™s expanded national greening program, the Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA through its Marinduque Field Office and in partnership with ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™‰๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™š๐™จ (๐˜ฟ๐™€๐™‰๐™), ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™‹๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ (๐˜ฟ๐™‹๐™’๐™ƒ), ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™Š๐™›๐™›๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ง๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™…๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™‘๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค hired 1,231 forest protectors under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) program in Marinduque.

The beneficiaries are the ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™๐™‹๐˜ผ๐˜ฟ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ, augmenting the current number of forest rangers who conducts patrolling, seedling production, plantation establishment, and protection activities.

Spearheaded by Field Office Head Mr. Philip T. Alano, Senior LEO Mr. Marjun S. Moreno, and LEO II Mr. Ken Aldrin Jalac along with TUPAD Coordinators, series of orientation and contract signing were conducted in all the target municipalities, Buenavista, Boac, Gasan, Mogpog, Sta. Cruz, and Torrijos from second week of November until the last week of the month.

TUPAD beneficiaries will be engaged in the community service for ten (10) days and will receive salary of Php3,550.00 based on the prevailing minimum rate of Php355.00 per day in the region. They are also provided with basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as long-sleeved shirts, caps, facemask, and gloves. Beneficiaries are also enrolled under Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for one year insurance coverage.

During the orientation, DENR Mathematician Aide II Mr. Ronald Matining expressed his enthusiasm for the project and presented variety of ornamental plants and trees to be planted along roads. Among the plants are Fire Tree, Banaba Tree, Sunflower, Santan, Bougainvillea, and Golden Shower.

On the other hand, DPWH Maintenance Section Chief Engr. Ramel Naranjo discussed briefly the measurement of makeshift tree guards and the proper spacing distance when planting trees.

Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco, in his message, thanked the participating agencies and beneficiaries for not only improving the lives of each family but also being involved in the provinceโ€™s transformation. Moreover, he mentioned the upcoming DOLEโ€™s TUPAD program will also be inclined with the governmentโ€™s campaign against climate change through reforestation.

To this date, ๐Ÿ’,๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ were planted along Luzon Datum, Ulong Section, Tigwi-Malibago, Bolo-Marlangga, Lipata Area and Boac-Bypass Road.

TUPAD is a community-based amelioration program that provides emergency employment for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for a minimum period of ten (10) days to a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

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