9,000 Quirinians to benefit from DOLE-TUPAD program

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DIFFUN, Quirino, March 24 (PIA)—Regional Director Joel Gonzales of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that some 9,000 workers from this province will be hired under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) this year.

Speaking at the Awarding Ceremonies of DOLE financial assistance to TUPAD,  Tabang, displaced land-based and sea-based Filipino workers due to coronavirus or AKAP and Balik Pinas-Balik Hanapbuhay (BPBH) here, Gonzales said an additional P27,500,00.00 will be downloaded to the province.

“Governor Dax Cua and Congressman Junie Cua requested for additional funds from Secreatary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III and it was immediately approved,” Gonzales added.

The said amount will benefit a total of 5,000 workers  who will be employed under the TUPAD program.

“Hindi lamang po yan, binanggit  din ni Governor kanina ang tungkol sa P20 milyon para sa mga manggagawa sa  turismo, may karagdagang  4,000 workers, kaya all in all, 9,000 workers ang makikinabang sa programa ng DOLE sa pamamagitan ni Sec. Bello at Governor Cua,” Gonzales said.

During the awarding ceremonies, some 78 AKAP beneficiaries received P10,000.00 each; and four Tabang beneficiaries received P30,000.00 each while 19 BPBH beneficiaries received financial assistance.

The Tabang OFW program provides one-time monetary assistance of  ₱30,000 to college-level children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the 19 BPBH beneficiaries received cash assistance of P20,000 for 11 beneficiaries; P10,000 for four beneficiaries and P5,000 for four beneficiaries.

Some 200 of the 496 TUPAD beneficiaries  who were not accommodated during the payout on March 8, 9 and 10 at Nagtipunan, Maddela, Aglipay and Saguday also received their assistance. (TCB/PIA-2 Quirino)

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

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