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Almost 32k benefits from DOLE TUPAD #BKBK

City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA, June 29 - At least 31,956 informal sector workers in Central Luzon have benefited from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) emergency employment program as the country reels from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (#BKBK) project, affected workers in the informal economy including market/ sidewalk vendors and tricycle/ jeepney drivers cleaned and disinfected their homes and communities for a minimum period of ten (10) days. 

 

According to Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita, DOLE Regional Office No. III was able to facilitate and complete payment of the worker-beneficiaries during the first week of June. Total amount disbursed for the program was over P137.39 million.

 

The province of Pampanga was able to aid 7,169 informal sector workers while Tarlac and Bulacan reached 5,797 and 5,693 individuals, respectively. 4,320 worker-beneficiaries were from Aurora; 2,969 were from Bataan; 4,351 were from Nueva Ecija; and 1,657 were from Zambales.

 

Meanwhile, beneficiaries of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program or CAMP who have yet to claim their financial assistance are reminded to go to the nearest M Lhuillier branch for the releasing of their cash aid. For correction of information, beneficiaries are required to relay their concerns through an online form: bit.ly/DOLE3CAMPFinanceForm

 

In Central Luzon, TUPAD beneficiaries received a salary of P420 per day or P4,200 for the 10-day period.


END/ A. Cunanan

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