DOLE provides emergency employment to 7,000 indigent calamity victims in Central Luzon
BY: CARLO LORENZO J. DATU
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 26 (PIA) -- Around 7,000 indigents in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales who were displaced by tropical disturbances and torrential rains last year are bound to benefit in the Tulong Alalay para sa mga Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
“TUPAD is an emergency employment undertaking of our agency wherein the head or member of an affected family will perform community works for 10 days, earning P336 per day,” DOLE Regional Director Raymundo Agravante said.
Among those that they will work on include sandbagging, dredging, street cleaning, and estero cleaning and de-clogging.
“DOLE has allotted P32.4 million for this which covers salaries and provision of personal protective equipment and insurance to the beneficiaries. Partner local government units, on the other hand, would be providing hand tools and equipment. They are also tasked to monitor their performance,” Agravante added.
A similar assistance was earlier given to 1,450 victims of typhoon “Labuyo” in Aurora. (CLJD-PIA 3)