DOLE Regional Office No. 10-Eastern Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office (EMO PFO) Head Jose Errol A. Natividad, who led the awarding, said the funds were released after the worker-beneficiaries completed the community works conducted at areas of Barangay Poblacion.
“The worker-beneficiaries conducted de-clogging of street canals, sweeping the streets, and planting trees along the side streets,” said Natividad.
TUPAD is part of DOLE’s Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and the unemployed poor, for a minimum period of 10 days and a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.
“In the Department, we aim to uplift the living condition of our beneficiaries, thus the program serves as DOLE’s advocacy to let the beneficiaries know that they have to responsibly use their funds,” Natividad explained.
Looc Barangay Captain Consorcia Eduave, who witnessed the release of funds, expressed her gratitude to the DOLE for the services extended to her constituents.
“TUPAD Program is very timely for our workers because they are all in dire need of income, since most are unemployed poor. Through this program, we were able to give them hope and opportunity to earn work experiences,” said Eduave.
END/Tim Laderas with a report from Dundee Daing