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5,000+ MONTALBAN RESIDENTS BENEFIT FROM TUPAD PROGRAM

DOLE Rizal Provincial Office conducts its biggest TUPAD orientation yet with almost 4,000 disadvantaged and displaced workers from the 2nd District of Rizal held at Montalban Sports Center, Montalban, Rizal last April 18. This is followed by a TUPAD payout of at least 1,500 beneficiaries from the same municipality held in Dela Costa Homes, Montalban, Rizal last April 21.

DOLE Rizal Provincial Director Marivic Martinez facilitated the orientation and led the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the program’s target beneficiaries.

During the orientation, Director Martinez explained the specifics of TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers — the reason it was established, the eligibility for participation, and the actions to be taken to further its goal.

Moreover, she gave a short lecture on worker’s safety and health. She also talked about how much and when the beneficiaries can expect their salaries highlighting that they will completely receive the P4,000.00-salary due for their ten-day community work.

One of the TUPAD beneficiaries who attended the orientation is Rizza Casa, a single parent who used to work as a canteen helper. Just like thousands of Filipinos, she also lost her job when the crisis struck due to COVID-19 pandemic. Casa could not contain her happiness for the opportunity given to her. She is excited to go back to work and earn a living for her four minor children.

“Natutuwa ako sa oportunidad na ipinagkaloob sa akin ng DOLE at ni Congressman Nograles. Napakasayang isipin na hindi lamang ako kikita para may panggastos ang aking pamilya, makakatulong rin ako sa aking komunidad sa pamamagitan ng paglilinis ng aming lugar,” Casa exclaimed.

(I am pleased with the opportunity given to me by DOLE and Congressman Nograles. It's great to think that not only will I be able to earn money to support my family, I can also help my community by cleaning up our place.)

 

On April 21, 2022, DOLE Rizal went to Dela Costa Homes in the same municipality for the scheduled payout of 1,580 beneficiaries. TUPAD Focal Person Kristielle Joy Maglabe led the payout together with the TUPAD Coordinators and the USSC, the accredited partner of DOLE Region IV-A.

Mary Grace Bocobo is one of the TUPAD beneficiaries who patiently waited in line to receive her salary. Bocobo is a former sales agent but being the breadwinner of her family, she cannot afford to lose her source of income. With the money she received, she plans to use it to put up a small sari-sari store that she hopes to help her sustain the needs of her aging parents and younger siblings.

“Balak kong gamitin ang nakuha kong pera upang makapagpatayo ng kahit maliit na tindahan sa aming lugar para may iba pa kaming mapagkukuhanan ng pera mula sa kikitain nito. Lubos akong nagpapasalamat sa DOLE at kay Congressman Nograles dahil isa ako sa mga masuwerteng napili na makilahok sa TUPAD. Program,” Bocobo shared.

(I am planning to use the money to build even a small store in our area so that we have other sources of money from. I am very grateful to DOLE and Congressman Nograles because I was one of the lucky ones chosen to participate in TUPAD. Program.)

People like Casas and Bocobo are what drives DOLE Rizal to stay true to its commitment and mandate. Through the able leadership of Director Martinez, DOLE Rizal vows to continue serving the public and to work tirelessly to protect the welfare of all workers under its jurisdiction.

Both the TUPAD orientation and payout held in the Municipality of Montalban would not have been possible without the help and support from the Office of the District Representative led by Cong. Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment to 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.

By:


Michael Angelo Martinez
TUPAD Coordinator

Dianne Gutierrez
TUPAD Coordinator

Charmaine Baisa
LEO III

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2022-05-11
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