DOLE Provincial Office Labor and Employment Officer III Amaranth Abalos said 857 informal sector workers from the 10 municipalities of Mountain Province benefitted from the program, 92 from the capital town of Bontoc and 85 each from the other nine towns.
The TUPAD program provides 10 – day work for the beneficiaries who are paid P350 daily wage, Abalos said. This is the first batch of the TUPAD program partnership with the Office of Congressman Dalog, she added.
Still under the TUPAD program, Abalos shared that the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association or PHILRECA is set to sponsor the wage for 10 – day work of 100 informal sector workers from the province.
The TUPAD BKBK program of DOLE aims to provide employment assistance to COVID displaced or work – affected informal sector workers where beneficiaries are given a minimum of 10 – day work with a daily wage based on the prevailing regional minimum daily. Work coverages include community clean – up or disinfection/sanitation in the barangay level.
Based on DOLE – CAR data, as of August 12, the TUPAD BKBK program already benefitted a total of 15,107 informal sector workers from the six provinces of Cordillera and Baguio City, with a total of around P1.16 million in wages paid. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar