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DOLE Rizal Provincial Office (DOLE-Rizal) names former Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP)-Government Intern as its new Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Coordinator.

Analou T. Macabenta, 28, is a loving mother from San Mateo, Rizal who wants to provide the needs of her daughter and her family. Before the pandemic, Macabenta spends her time in tending her daughter while her husband is working. They are living the simple life that they wish to have until the COVID-19 pandemic hits.

Macabenta’s husband lost his job because of the repercussions of the economic crisis stemmed from the ongoing global pandemic. She admitted that they struggle to get by, day-by-day. Finding a new job is also not an easy task for her and her husband as many companies are shutting down as the government’s restricts mobility of the people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This prompts Macabenta to try applying as a beneficiary of the Government Internship Program (GIP) that the Department offers. Eventually, Macabenta was hired last July 17, 2021 as an enumerator/validator under CLPEP child labor profiling.

During her stay in the Department as a government intern, Macabenta experienced to immerse in different remote communities in the municipality of San Mateo where she interviews and pre-validates alleged child laborers in the municipality. Long walks, penetrating narrow streets and terrains, are the usual challenges that Macabenta encountered during her fieldwork. But this did not stop her to persevere and produce quality output for she believes that the situation of these child laborers should be brought to light.

After completing the internship, Macabenta admitted that she enjoys public service that is why she tried to apply for the TUPAD Coordinator position in DOLE Rizal.


“Simula po noong naging GIP po ako sa DOLE, doon ko po nakita ang sarili ko na dito po ako masaya, sa mga ginagawa ko, yung na i-enjoy ko po talaga iyong ginawa ko, yung isa ka po sa naging daan o proseso na makapagbigay ng tulong sa tao, kaya po nag-apply po ako ulit sa DOLE bilang TUPAD Coordinator,” Macabenta said.

Her dedication to work and compassion to people in need paved the way for her to get the position.

Macabenta’s first day as a TUPAD Coordinate was a little bit challenging. She was immediately deployed in field to assist on a scheduled TUPAD Orientation. She said that assisting hundreds of beneficiaries was tough.

“Siguro po ‘yung challenge lang ay ‘yung [pag-accommodate] doon sa bilang ng dami ng tao na nakakasalamuha namin ‘pag may event. Challenge din po ‘yung sa paggawa ng ID[s] kasi nga po ang dami nila like 1,500,” she admitted.

The newly hired TUPAD Coordinator uses her experience she gained as a Government Intern to overcome these trials. Macabenta then extends her gratitude to DOLE-Rizal for trusting and giving her this position. She pledged to do her best during the course of her stay in the program.

“Maraming maraming salamat po sa tiwala na ibinigay ninyo po sa akin, at maraming salamat po na naniniwala po kayo sa kakayahan ko. Ibibigay ko po ang best ko,” Macabenta expressed.

Now that she is journeying the path of public service, Macabenta plans to take the Civil Service Examination and apply for a permanent position in the Department.

“Plano ko pong mag-take ng Civil Service Exam dahil gusto ko pong magkaroon ng plantilla position kasi gusto ko pong mag-stay ng matagal, masaya ako sa ginagawa ko at ineenjoy ko po ‘yung trabaho ko,” Macabenta shared.


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