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DOLE 3, Tarlac Provincial Government bring livelihood package to over 2k TarlaqueƱos

 

San Vicente, Tarlac Some 2,155 individuals from all over the province of Tarlac received their 10-day salaries through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

 

 

 

 

 

TUPAD is a program that aims to provide workers with alternative employment hence additional income for a period of time. The mentioned 2,155 worker-beneficiaries were assigned to do community projects such as cleaning roads, canals, and other public places in Tarlac.

 

 

 

 

 

According to DOLE Tarlac Provincial Field Office head Aurita Laxamana, the Php 9.5 million funding of provided assistance for this specific batch of beneficiaries was directly requested by Tarlac Governor Susan Yap to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. In her short message during the payout, Yap recognized the programs of the Department that helped and supported the province in various ways. “Hindi lamang sa TUPAD pero pati sa SPES, DILP, job fairs, PEIS, at Negokart. Sa loob ng tatlong taon, mahigit 75,000 na ang naitulong ng DOLE dito sa Tarlac,” Yap mentioned. (For three years, DOLE has helped more than 75,000 in total here in Tarlac with not only their TUPAD program, but also with SPES, DILP, job fairs, PEIS, and Negokart.)

 

 

 

 

 

Patricio De Vera, 56 year old TUPAD worker from the municipality of Capas, was a contractual guard/caretaker in a telecommunications company for 12 years before he was terminated in 2018. While living with his brother, he had to resort to trade of recycled goods to support his own medication and daily expenses. “Masakit ng masa kareng kapatad uling atin la naman kanya-kanyang gastus ampo pamilya. Anya ining 4,000 a bibiye na ning DOLE maragul neng sawup at marakal ne asaling panulu, abias, ampo ulam,” De Vera said. (It is hard to rely to your siblings, for they also have their own expenses and family. The amount of Php4,000 given by DOLE is already a big help in buying medicine, rice, and viand.)

 

 

 

 

 

Together with De Vera, 110 beneficiaries were from Capas while the municipalities of San Clemente, San Ignacia, Mayantoc, Pura, and Paniqui had 100 beneficiaries each. Victoria had the most number of beneficiaries with 250 while Tarlac City had 152 worker-beneficiaries. Beneficiaries from other municipalities also received their salaries in full. (Camiling- 150 beneficiaries; Anao- 75 beneficiaries; Ramos- 75 beneficiaries; San Manuel- 75 beneficiaries; Moncada- 150 beneficiaries; Gerona- 172 beneficiaries; San Jose- 150 beneficiaries; Bamban- 50 beneficiaries; Concepcion- 200 beneficiaries; La Paz- 46 beneficiaries)

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Secretary Silvestre Bello III also graced the salary payout. In his brief message, he recognized the beneficiaries’ drive to work for the amount that they were to receive. “Sa inyo iyan at ibinabalik lang namin. Pera niyo yan dahil nagtrabaho kayo,” Bello mentioned. 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the program concluded, Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita commended the province of Tarlac for its implementation of DOLE’s programs. “Maswerte kayong mga beneficiaries dahil maliban sa malaki ang pondong naipagkaloob sa inyo, maayos din ang pagpapatupad ng programa. Kung maayos ang pagpapatupad, may posibilidad na maulit at madagdagan pa sa susunod na taon,” Angara-Campita said. (You’re fortunate because besides the huge amount dedicated to your province, Tarlac’s program implementation is in order. Because of this, it is possible that there will be more next year.)

 

 

 

 

 

All 2,155 worker-beneficiaries from seventeen local government units and one city received their salaries on November 25, 2019 at Diwa ng Tarlac, San Vicente, Tarlac City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END/ A. Cunanan


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