April 2, 2023

A total of 1,142 displaced workers in Baguio City due to the enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus 2019 have started working under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced Workers (Tupad) program of the Department of Labor and Employment.

Under the Tupad program, beneficiaries will work from March 29 to April 11 by helping the barangays in their sanitation, clean and green programs, among others.

The beneficiaries will be paid P350 per day.

The beneficiaries were pre-identified by their barangay officials and the list was submitted to the DOLE through the Public Employment Services Office of the city.

The following barangays are part of the first batch of Tupad program with the number of workers: Ambiong – 61, Andres Bonifacio – 23, AZCKO – six, Balsigan – 22, Brookspoint – 10, Brookside – 42, Cabinet Hill-Teachers’ Camp – 47, Camp Allen – 28, Campo Sioco – one, Central Guisad – two, City Camp Central – 47, City Camp Proper – nine, Cresencia Village – 22, DPS Compound – 48, Dominican Hill-Mirador – two, East Bayan Park Aurora Hill – 18, Fairview – six, Gabriel Silang – 43, Gibraltar – 43, Gov. Pack – four, Happy Hallow – four, Hillside – eight, Honeymoon-Holyghost – 33, Holyghost Extension – 50, Imelda Village – 43, Irisan 22, Ledesma St. Aurora Hill – nine, Loakan Magsaysay – one, Lopez Jaena Aurora Hill – 54, Lourdes Subdivision – 53, Lower Rock Quarry – 53, Magsaysay Avenue – two, Marcoville – 9, Middle Quirino Hill – 14, Military Cut-off – 15, Minesview – 11, Navy Base – three, Outlook Drive – seven, Pacdal – three, Padre Burgos – 59, Palma-Urbano – 14, Pinsao Proper – four, Salud Mitra – 13, San Antonio Village – 50, San Luis Village – 17, Scout Barrio – 34, South Central Aurora Hill – nine, Sto. Rosario Village – 10, T. Alonzo – two, Upper General Luna – eight, Upper Market Subdivision – 42, and Upper Pinget – two.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the beneficiaries are mostly displaced taxi drivers from 52 barangays of Baguio.

Aside from the salary, DOLE Cordillera also allotted around P500,000 for personal protective equipment. The city government also allotted P100,000 for the monitoring and administrative work. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan