759 seasonal workers get emergency employment

ROXAS CITY, Capiz) – 759 seasonal workers in Capiz will be provided job opportunities through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program or the Emergency Employment Program (EEP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The beneficiaries include 485 seasonal workers from five barangays of Mambusao town, 222 from three barangays of Maayon and 112 workers are also from three barangays of Panitan town.

DOLE Capiz Information Officer Mary Chris Medina said a check for P2,770,350 was released to the concerned beneficiary barangays before the program implementation starts.

“Each seasonal worker beneficiary is entitled to 10 days emergency employment at P365 wage per day or a total of P3,650 wage for the work duration,” Medina said.

She said TUPAD beneficiaries will work on the clearing and declogging of canals, creeks, and riverbanks, and rehabilitation of farm-to-market road.

In Mambusao town, the identified barangays – Pangpang Sur, Pangpang Norte, Maralag, Balit and Bula – will get P310,250 for 85 seasonal workers.

Barangays Fernandez, Pob. Ilawod and Palaguian in Maayon will each get P270,100 for 74 seasonal worker-beneficiaries.

“For Panitan town, barangay Ambilay received P186,150 for its 51 seasonal workers, Cabangahan with P149,650 for its 41 beneficiary-workers, and Bangaan has a budget of P73,000 for its 20 TUPAD beneficiaries,” Medina said.

She said there are still TUPAD checks that are up for release, particularly for 11 barangays in the municipalities of Pontevedra, Sigma as well as in the remaining barangays in Maayon and Panitan.

Medina said work in some beneficiary barangays has already started.

Based on DOLE Capiz record, the fund assistance for the TUPAD implementation in the 23 barangays in five towns with 2,442 program beneficiaries here totaled P8,913,300.

DOLE’s TUPAD program is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. (PIA-Capiz )