CALOOCAN CITY – Some five hundred individuals marched to the Grace Park Elementary School on February 8, 2022 to sign their contracts and attend the pre-employment seminar in preparation for their emergency employment under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program.

TUPAD is the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) cash-for-work program intended to provide emergency employment for the displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for a minimum period of 10 days, but not exceeding 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

The TUPAD beneficiaries in Caloocan have started their 10-day work beginning February 9, 2022 through the CAMANAVA Field Office of DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR).

Aside from the pre-employment seminar, the newly hired TUPAD beneficiaries received their TUPAD identification cards, face masks, appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and shirts. Said individuals were also enrolled to the GSIS Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) prior to the conduct of actual work as an additional benefit on top of the salary that they will receive.

Among those who will benefit from the program is 33-year old Mary Joy Natinga (left photo), a former saleslady and a mother of two (2).
“Malaking tulong po ang programang TUPAD lalo na sa aming mga apektado ang hanapbuhay dahil sa pandemya pero patuloy pa ring lumalaban sa buhay,” said Natinga.

“Maraming salamat po sa DOLE at sa mga masisipag na kawani ng barangay na tumulong para kami makasama sa programang ito,” she added.

Minimum health protocols were strictly followed during the said activity.

END / Angelica Fresnoza