Some 300 beneficiaries from District 3 Quezon City were provided with emergency employment assistance through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program.

On March 2, 2022, the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) through its Quezon City Field Office (QCFO) held a TUPAD payout orientation at Barangay Pansol, Basketball Court, District 3, Quezon City to remind the beneficiaries of their entitlements under the TUPAD program and to ensure that they will receive their rightful wages.

DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III led the activity with DOLE-NCR officials such as Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol; QCFO Director, Engr. Martin T. Jequinto; and Supervising Labor & Employment Officer Rey Sanglay of the Employment Promotion and Workers’ Welfare (EPWW) Division. The activity was in collaboration with QC District 3 Councilor Franz Pumaren and Barangay Pansol Chairman, Joseph Mahusay.

The TUPAD beneficiaries worked for a period of 10 days, beginning February 15-24, 2022 and have received their salaries amounting to P5,370 each (based on the prevailing minimum wage in NCR) through accredited payment centers.

In his message, Secretary Bello reminded the beneficiaries to spend wisely their salaries.

“Use them to buy food, medicines and other necessities while the virus is still around,” he said.

TUPAD 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.

END / Eilaine Lou L. Manaog