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Over 1,000 TUPAD beneficiaries in Quirino get salaries

CABARROGUIS, Quirino - - Around 1,699 Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program beneficiaries from the towns of Aglipay, Cabarroguis, Diffun, Maddela, Nagtipunan and Saguday received over P7.1M in salaries recently at the provincial gymnasium.

In a press release posted at the DOLE Quirino Page, it was stated that each beneficiary received P4,200 for rendering 10 days of community work.

The beneficiaries were urged by Representative Midy N. Cua to use their salaries carefully and prioritize their basic needs with the money they had worked so hard.

According to Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Provincial Manager Gregorio Dela Peña, the TUPAD workers performed tasks particularly beautification and cleaning of public spaces and setting up mini-posts along the streets of their respective towns.

“The workers were also given T-shirt and hat and they were also enrolled in group micro-insurance,” Dela Pena added.

Meanwhile, DOLE 2 Regional Director Joel Gonzales who personally attended the payout said convergence of  public and private offices’ programs is very important to improve the lives of Quirinians.

Director Gonzales also announced the enhancement initiative of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) that is set to be implemented in Nagtipunan town with the goal of  boosting  the town’s tourism industry.

For her part, Representative Midy N. Cua reminded the beneficiaries to spend their salaries wisely, reminding them of the importance of spending their hard-earned assistance on their basic needs.

The payout was spearheaded by the DOLE-Quirino Field Office (QFO) under the supervision of Provincial Director Geraldine Balico-Labayani in coordination with the provincial government.

It was also attended by DOLE-RO2 DOLE RO2 Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) Head Laura B. Diciano and  Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers while DILP DILP or KABUHAYAN is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the working poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers, either for individual or group livelihood projects/undertakings. (OTBTCB/PIA Quirino)

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