July 25, 2024

The Department of Labor and Employment extended aid to 1,171-Baguio residents whose sources of income were crippled by quarantine measures imposed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
Each beneficiary received P3,500 for 10 days of work under the Tulong pangkabuhayan para sa ating disadvantaged and displaced workers (Tupad) program. 
Barangay officials accompanied the beneficiaries during the distribution of aid at the Baguio Central School gym on July 6 and 7. DOLE distributed P3.8 million under the program.
Data obtained from the Public Employment and Services Office showed 1,120 of the total beneficiaries were identified by the local government in coordination with the barangays.
The figure includes 116 night market vendors whose businesses were among the first to be halted by the local government in March.
Fifty-one recipients of the cash aid were identified by the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association partylist in coordination with the Benguet Electric Cooperative and member-consumer-owner organizations in the different barangays.
The inclusion of beneficiaries in the Tupad is part of the city government’s efforts to source out financial assistance from concerned government agencies. – PIO release