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Agoo locals to benefit from P900-K TUPAD aid


Some 165 residents of Agoo, La Union will benefit from the DOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). 

This after DOLE-RO I Regional Director Evelyn Ramos led the awarding of check worth P946,357.50 to the LGU on March 26 to fund the wages of the beneficiaries. The LGU will provide P237,740 for the workers’ tools and personal protective equipment (PPE). 

“We will ensure that our informal sector workers are protected against the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” RD Ramos said. 

She said the beneficiaries are home-based workers, laborers, farmers, fisherfolk, vendors and small transport drivers who are most vulnerable to risks brought by calamities, disasters and other similar occurrences. 

The TUPAD workers will be engaged in the community disinfection/sanitation project of the LGU for 16 days and will receive the prevailing minimum daily wage rate in the region.  They will be covered by micro-insurance and provided with personal protective equipment (PPEs) like buri hat and long-sleeved shirt. 

A component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), TUPAD is a safety net that provides temporary wage employment to workers in the informal economy, particularly unpaid family workers, self-employed workers and those in elementary occupations who were displaced or whose earnings were affected due to fortuitous events like the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Also present during the event were Vice-Mayor Henry Balbin and Sangguniang Bayan members; Teresa Bonavente, DOLE-RO I TSSD Head; Veronica Corsino, DOLE-LUFO Head; PESO Manager Joycelyn Aberin and Janet Mendoza, DOLE-LUFO Livelihood Focal Person. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with report from Fredderick L. Gaerlan, DOLE-LUFO

RD Evelyn R. Ramos
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