February 28, 2024

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Five local government units in the province received checks from the Department of Labor and Employment in an awarding ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol on July 3.

DOLE Regional Director Nathaniel Lacambra and DOLE-Ifugao Senior Labor and Employment Officer Isabelita Codamon led the awarding of checks  amounting to P1.14 million to  the municipality of Asipulo; P860,300 to the municipality of Hungduan; and  P1.398M to the municipality of Mayoyao under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged or Displaced Workers Program (Tupad).

Under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program or DILP, the municipality of Lamut received P1.284M and P835,740 for Tinoc.

Ifugao through the Office of the Vice Governor also received a check for P9.377M under Tupad.  

The municipalities of Mayoyao and Lagawe led by Mayor Jimmy Padchanan Jr. and Mayor Martin Habawel Jr., respectively who were present during the awarding received additional funding of P500,000.

Codamon said the Tupad is implemented all over the province. Other municipalities are implementing the program through direct administration, which means that the implementation is done by the DOLE provincial or field office.

The Tupad is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers.

The minimum period of work is 10 days and maximum of 30 days depending on the nature of the work to be performed.

DILP or Kabuhayan, on the other hand, is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the working poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers either for individual or group livelihood projects or undertakings. – Florida B. Robles