Department of Labor and Employment, Region 10 (DOLE-10) - Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO) gives a series of orientation seminars in January and February this year to displaced and disadvantaged workers in Bukidnon through its Tulong Pangkabuhayan para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD). (DOLE10)
MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, February 15 -- Department of Labor and Employment, Region 10 (DOLE-10) - Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO) gave a series of orientation seminars to displaced and disadvantaged workers in Bukidnon through its Tulong Pangkabuhayan para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD).
The beneficiaries from municipalities of Sumilao, Talakag, San Fernando and Impasug-ong were oriented in January and February this year respectively with TUPAD’s requirements and procedures for the pre, post, and implementation stages; safe and healthy work conditions; the eligible projects for implementation such as social, economic, and agro-forestry community projects.
DOLE 10 Buk PFO Chief Raul Valmores said that the Regional Office has already approved the following budget for the payment of salaries of the 122 beneficiaries: P387,905 for Sumilao Municipality; P436,340 for Talakag Municipality from the P338 minimum daily wage as the base rate. The 20 days work duration is also provided with GSIS insurance.
Partner local government units and corresponding barangay units will provide necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) like T-shirt, work boots, buri hats and tools to perform their work accordingly. This support serves as their equity for the implementation of this project.
TUPAD program provides beneficiaries in the informal sector with employment to sustain their family’s basic needs while they are preparing for regular wage employment or other sources of income such as self-employment through livelihood undertakings. Qualified beneficiaries are the unemployed or underemployed, laid-off or terminated as a result of permanent closure of an establishment, and those who were self-employed and have lost their livelihoods due to natural or man-made disasters and armed conflicts or general economic conditions. These target beneficiaries fall under the poverty threshold with no permanent employment and most often than not are usually displaced from their seasonal jobs. (Reyna L. Tagailo/ Sr. LEO/DOLE-X/Bukidnon Provincial Field Office)