STA. CRUZ, MARINDUQUE – the Department of Labor and Employment thru its Marinduque Field Office conducted the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers program in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque benefitting 1,354 informal sector workers.

The TUPAD beneficiaries were properly oriented before engaging in social community projects for 10 days from 01 – 10 March 2022.  They were oriented on the following:

– Type of work which is the maintenance and improvement of public utilities and infrastructures in the locality and elementary schools like de-clogging of canals, debris clearing, beautification and tree planting;

– Documentary requirements to be submitted for the processing of their salary;

– In compliance with the IATF guidelines, workers were oriented on strict observance of existing health standards like wearing the provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), face masks and face shields, observing social distancing, and disinfecting hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

– After rendering services, each beneficiary will receive a total of Php3,200.00 as salary based on the prevailing minimum wage in the region coursed through the Department’s money remittance partner.

– Beneficiaries will be enrolled in Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) under Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) for accident insurance coverage for one (1) year.

TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.