The Department of Labor and Employment or DOLE is extending the number of working days for underprivileged residents who are hired under the agency emergency employment project for the first district of Valenzuela City.
Andrea Cabansag, a director of DOLE in Camanava, also confirmed that workers tapped for “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers” (TUPAD) program will also enjoy insurance during their employment that is going to be valid for a year.
Cabansag added that workers will also be provided with personal protective equipment, citing new guidelines for TUPAD, an intervention program that aims to provide a source of income for the unemployed sector in the city.
Community or barangay-based workers will be tasked to do jobs related to eco-tourism, repair and improvement of public facilities, clearing of canals, and agro-forestry for 30 days and will earn a minimum wage of P466 per day.
“The works under TUPAD are not only meant to provide employment but also to benefit the community, hence, the effort done must be visible and long-term,” Cabansag stressed.
Cabansag enumerated these and other program changes in an orientation for 231 beneficiaries that DOLE Camanava has selected for the labor department’s support program.
TUPAD project was made possible in the first district of Valenzuela City in cooperation with the office of Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian.
Gatchalian’s office was the one responsible for linking DOLE with barangay leaders and other local government officials who provided support for the program.
The office of First District of Valenzuela also contacted and gathered prospective workers for TUPAD.
“Sa panahon ngayon mahirap ang humanap ng trabaho. Mapalad kayo at isa kayo sa mga napili para sa proyektong ito. Sana ay suklian ninyo ito ng mabuting pagtatrabaho,” Valenzuela City Councilor Ramon Encarnacion said. (Fatima De Guzman)