June 24, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – A total of 282 beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (Tupad) Program have undergone orientation-seminar on May 30.

Labor Employment Officer III Jenelyn Caluza said the batch of Tupad beneficiaries is funded under the regular fund of DOLE which is to be downloaded to the local government unit in response to Mayor Jerome Tudlong Jr.’s request for funding.

In his message, the mayor expressed his gratitude to DOLE for their continued support in providing employment opportunities to the residents of Bontoc and emphasized the importance of the Tupad program in the improvement and development of the municipality.

Tudlong encouraged the beneficiaries to take full advantage of this opportunity and reminded them that their work on projects such as public amenity repairs, debris clearing, and agroforestry operations play a vital role in the sustainable development of Bontoc especially since the capital town is gearing up to host an international event this month.

The 282 beneficiaries will be deployed in their respective barangays for 15 days and will receive P430 daily.

They will engage in various environmental projects, including repair, maintenance, and upgrading of public amenities and infrastructure; debris clearing, canal de-clogging, debris segregation, and materials recovery; stockpiling and clearing activities; community projects such as repair, maintenance, and restoration of farm-to-market roads, bridges, and public markets; and community agroforestry operations like tree planting, seedling preparation, and replanting.

Also present during the orientation were Labor Employment Officer III Mylene Palaleo from DOLE; Municipal Administrator Eric Fulangen, Sr.; Nurse IV Jessica Patingan who represented Municipal Health Officer Dr. Diga Kay Gomez; and Municipal Agriculturist Renato Falag-ey. – Christy Mae C. Pangesfan