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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.

Only the following types of projects can be supported with such assistance:

  • 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
  • Economic community projects like repair, maintenance and/or 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

Prior to one’s actual engagement in employment, the beneficiary will be provided with the following:

  • basic orientation on safety and health;
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of T-shirt and hat
  • enrolment in group micro-insurance, to be included in the total project cost or as counterpart of the ACP/LGU; and
  • TUPAD ID.

Also, the beneficiary should 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).

Liquidation by the ACP of the fund assistance released and submission of necessary reports and supporting documents must be undertaken within 60 days upon completion of the project.

Intended beneficiaries are the:

  1. underemployed
  2. laid-off or terminated workers as a result of retrenchment or permanent closure of an establishment
  3. self-employed workers (including farmers and fishermen) but have lost their livelihoods because of natural calamities/disasters, economic crisis, armed conflicts and/or seasonality of work

Note: Only one member of a household shall be qualified to avail of the program in a year. However, a beneficiary can avail again in the event that he/she becomes a victim of a calamity/disaster

Requirements:
An organization applying as an Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) must be able to present the following requirements

  • Application Letter
  • TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program
  • Certification from the LGU/Barangay or DSWD that the target beneficiaries are underemployed, or laid-off or terminated workers, or victims of natural disaster/calamity of armed conflict.
  • Individual Beneficiary Profile and ACP Profile
  • Copy of ACP Certificate of Accreditation
  • Board Resolution Authorizing a representative to enter into a MOA
  • MOA between the DOLE-Regional Office and ACP
  • Audited financial reports for the past 3 years preceding the date of project implementation
  • Disclosure of other related business, if any
  • Work and Financial Plan, and sources of and details of proponent’s equity participation in the project
  • List and photographs of similar projects previously completed, if any
  • Sworn affidavit of the secretary of the applicant organization/entity that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors or officers is an agent or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the official of the agency authorized to process and/or approve propose MOA, and release funds
  • Certification of no unliquidated cash advance from the DOLE Regional Office’s Accountant
  • other documents that may be required by the approving authority/office
    Similarly, LGUs intending to become ACPs must be able to submit::

  • Application Letter signed by the Local Chief Executive
  • TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program
  • Certification from the LGU/Barangay or DSWD that the target beneficiaries are underemployed, or victims of natural disaster/calamity or armed conflict. For laid-off or terminated workers, Certification of displacement from company/establishment
  • Individual Beneficiary Profile and ACP Profile
  • Board or Sangguniang Bayan Resolution Authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into a MOA
  • MOA Between the DOLE RO & the LGU
  • Copy of their Local Development Plan referring to Labor and Employment/Social Services, with detailed estimates of Approved Project Expenditures or Estimated Expense
  • Certification of no unliquidated cash advances/ and or grants from DOLE
  • other documents that may be required by the approving authority/office