GLORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) MIMAROPA through its Oriental Mindoro Field Office has implemented Tulong Panghanap Buhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program in various barangays of Gloria, Oriental Mindoro benefitting 675 informal workers.

The TUPAD beneficiaries were engaged on November 11-23, 2021 wherein before the start of program, they were oriented on reportorial documents that should be submitted, basic health and safety protocols such as wearing of face mask, social distancing, disinfection and other prevention and control measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus.

Beneficiaries will be engaged for ten (10) days in social community projects such as debris cleaning and segregation, de-clogging of canals and other maintenance work of public places. At the end of the program, they will be receiving a total amount of Php3,200.00 or Php320.00 per day based on the prevailing minimum wage in MIMAROPA and will be paid via partner remittance center.

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

During orientation, DOLE MIMAROPA OIC-Regional Director Naomi Lyn C. Abellana advised the beneficiaries to take this opportunity because this program is intended to assist disadvantaged workers during this pandemic.

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