GLORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) MIMAROPA through its Oriental Mindoro Field Office conducted TUPAD orientation to 300 informal workers on 06 January 2022 in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro.

The beneficiaries of TUPAD Program or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers were oriented regarding the health and safety protocols to be observed throughout the implementation of the program as well as the documentary requirements to be submitted for processing of their salary. Moreover, beneficiaries were provided with basic Personal Protected Equipment (PPE) and will be enrolled in Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) under Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) for insurance coverage.

They will be engaged in social community projects for ten (10) days, such as waste clearing and segregation, de-clogging of canals as well as cleaning and minor repair of public schools in preparation for the opening of limited face-to-face class activities. At the end of the program, they will receive the total amount of Php3,200.00 or P320.00 per day, equivalent to the prevailing minimum wage in the region. Wages will be released through the department’s partner remittance center.

Present during the activity are school faculty and staff including barangay local officials who were in-charge of monitoring and supervision of the community service.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of ten (10) days, but not exceeding thirty (30) days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

End/Edralin B. Magcalayo