May 23, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – A total of 169 beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (Tupad) program of the Department of Labor and Employment received their wages amounting to P5,700 each on Oct. 13 at the Municipal Capitol auditorium.

Mayor Jerome Tudlong Jr., expressed his gratitude to the Office of the Congressman for its support and commitment for the betterment of the community.

The mayor said providing short-term employment to displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers is of big help to sustain their basic needs, especially when the country still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This batch of Tupad grantees is funded by the Office of the Congressman in partnership with the DOLE while the implementation is through the local government unit as a DOLE-accredited partner. Tupad 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 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. – Christy Mae Che-es