DavNor receives P10-million TUPAD funding from DOLE

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Jan. 8 (PIA) – The province has received PH10,683,060 from the Department of Labor and Employment as funding for Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.

Governor Edwin I. Jubahib received the financial assistance from Attorney Jason P. Balais, DOLE XI Director II, at the Tahanan ng Punong Lalawigan, Capitol Complex, Tagum City on January 6, 2021.

According to the report from One DavNor Network (the Provincial Information Facebook page), the funding will be used as salary for the TUPAD beneficiaries composed of displaced, underemployed and seasonal employees.

Jubahib said that this will help give income opportunities to people who have lost livelihood due to COVID19 and African Swine Fever (ASF).

The TUPAD gives its beneficiaries the opportunity to work for no less than 10 days and no more than 30 days.

In addition to the income opportunity, Jubahib added that another benefit is the reforestation that will result from it since the beneficiaries will help in implementing the province’s Agro-Forestry community projects.

These projects include planting of trees or reforestation of the ancestral domains for which the province has already grown trees ready to be planted, especially in the Municipality of Santo Tomas.

Aside from the livelihood programs, DOLE has given around 44 million pesos in financial assistance to the Provincial Government of Davao del Norte under the emergency employment programs last year, 2020.

The turnover ceremony was attended by Provincial Administrator Engr. Josie Jean Rabanoz, Assistant Provincial Administator for Operations Engr. Ma. Hazel Zafra, Employment and Workforce Development Divison Head Gloria Pamugas along with the division heads of APAO.

From DOLE, attendees were Provincial Director Angelina Talingting (DOLE-Davao del Norte), Labor and Employment Officer Lalaine M. Apugan  and DOLE Davao del Norte Community Facilitator Dave Andrei A. Villegas.(from PICKMO. Jan Vincent Leuterio/PIA-XI)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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