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6,508 Oro workers get P25.3M DOLE-TUPAD salaries

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--A total of 6,508 disadvantaged/displaced workers in the city received a total of P25,381,200 worth of salaries through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10—Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.

DOLE-10 Cagayan de Oro City Field Office (CDO FO) Chief Emmanuel Toledo said the 3,690 beneficiaries were under the city’s first district, with P14,391,000 worth of salaries released on December 5 and 27, 2022, at Barangay Kauswagan covered court, and December 28, 2022, at Barangay Lumbia covered court.

Toledo also said 2,100 people in the second district were paid a total of P8,190,000 on December 19 and 20, 2022. On December 29, 2022, 464 people in Barangay Macabalan were paid a total of P1,809,600, and 254 people from different church groups in Kilusang Pagbabago, Barangay 1, 39, and Macabalan were paid a total of P990,600.

Toledo said that the series of payments were made in cooperation with the city's Job Placement Bureau—Public Employment Service Office (JPB-PESO) through PESO Manager Kathleen Kate Sorilla and the different barangay officials from the said barangays.

Each beneficiary received P3,900 based on the city’s minimum wage for various services within the public areas of their respective barangays.

TUPAD is a package of community-based help that gives displaced workers, underemployed workers, and seasonal workers emergency work for at least 10 and up to 90 days.

Many people, particularly those in vulnerable sectors, were given job opportunities and financial assistance through TUPAD. 

It is a safety-net initiative centered on the community that will offer temporary employment to people in the informal economy. 

With the support of TUPAD's emergency employment program, local government units (LGUs) employ workers who supply necessities, pack relief supplies, transport frontline workers, clean and sanitize neighborhoods, and do other tasks as instructed by the LGU. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)

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