DOLE holds ceremonial turn over of TUPAD Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tools at the City Government of Mandaluyong on May 20, 2021.

The PPE is one of the components of the package assistance under the TUPAD Program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to protect the beneficiaries against health or safety risks during the conduct of various TUPAD community-based projects that are implemented in close coordination with the Local Government Units (LGU).

DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III led the turn over ceremony of the PPEs and tools donated by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita Abalos and Cong. Neptali M. Gonzales together with PESO Mandaluyong Manager Emma Javier received the PPEs consisted of construction helmets, TUPAD long-sleeved shirts, and rubber boots while tools included pick mattocks, shovels, garden rakes, and wheelbarrows.

Also in attendance were the following officials: MMDA Chairman Benjamin Abalos; DOLE Undersecretary, Atty. Benjo Santos M. Benavidez; DOLE-BWSC Director, Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla; DOLE-NCR Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol; DOLE-NCR PAPAMAMARISAN OIC-Director Alicia L. Del Mundo; and TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr.

Representative from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on behalf of Director General/Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña was present in view of the DOLE’s proposed partnership with said agency to equip TUPAD beneficiaries of LGUs with necessary skills to enable them to have sustainable undertakings after engagement in the TUPAD program, which may be through self-employment or wage-employment. Further, said endeavor is a contribution to the National Economic Strategy (NERS) of the government that aims to stimulate the economy.

END / Hershey Aquino