Department of Labor and Employment
29 November 2019
DOLE awards 4.8M to displaced Star City workers
The labor department on Thursday awarded P4.8 million in emergency employment to 300 Star City workers who were displaced as a result of the fire that razed the amusement park early in October.
Acting Secretary Claro Arellano and Senator Joel Villanueva, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development led the ceremonial awarding of emergency assistance fund to some of the displaced Star City workers.
The awarding is part of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan job and business fair held in Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City in celebration of DOLE’s 86th Founding Anniversary.
The assistance is under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, which is an emergency employment program for a minimum period of 10 days to a maximum period of 30 days for displaced workers, underemployed, and seasonal workers.
In a report from DOLE-National Capital Region, a total of 393 out of the 500 profiled Star City workers were identified as possible TUPAD beneficiaries on October 10, 2019.
On the same day, DOLE-NCR conducted TUPAD orientation at Star City Parking Area for the profiled displaced workers who voluntarily submitted documentary requirements to avail of the DOLE emergency employment program.
The qualified beneficiaries were then endorsed to various government agencies within the immediate vicinity in Pasay on October 16, in coordination with the City Government of Pasay through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO).
The qualified beneficiaries were able to secure the endorsement of the PESO Pasay to their prospective areas of TUPAD assignments on October 21.
Prior to their actual engagement in employment, the beneficiaries were provided with basic orientation on safety and health; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); enrolment in group micro-insurance; and TUPAD identification card.