Another batch of displaced workers from Tagbilaran receive assistance

      Photo shows 1st District Representative Cong. Edgar Chatto and City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap during the distribution of the cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-TUPAD) in the City Hall Atrium. This is the 3rd batch of financial assistance given to displaced workers Tagbilaranons. These workers came from various sectors which was badly hit by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      The joint efforts of the City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Barangay Affairs and Constituency Unit (BACU) in coordination with Cong. Edgar Chatto ably represented by former Board Member Abeleon Damalerio gave realization to the financial assistance given by DOLE. 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. Those who are involved in social community projects, such as repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure such as schools and health centers, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing, rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, public markets and common service facilities such as production and display centers, fishports, agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting, seedling preparation, and reforestation are considered. Prior to one’s actual engagement in employment, the beneficiary will also be provided with the following: (1) basic orientation on safety and health; (2) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of T-shirt and hat; (3) enrolment in group micro-insurance, to be included in the total project cost or as counterpart of the ACP/LGU; and (4) TUPAD ID. The beneficiary should also signify his/her intention to avail of skills training to prepare towards self or wage employment after the project.

            The payment of wages of the TUPAD beneficiaries are coursed through a money remittance service provider to ensure standard application across all regions in terms of mechanics and service fee costs. In cases where an Accredited Co-Partner Is involved in the implementation, the ACP (including LGUs) shall facilitate the payment of wages of the TUPAD beneficiaries using a prescribed payroll, with representative/s from DOLE RO/PO/FO as witness/es. With the conclusion of the employment project, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or its accredited training institutions will be tapped to conduct the skills training for the TUPAD beneficiaries under its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).

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