Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the distribution of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) payouts to about a hundred beneficiaries from the cities of Silay and Talisay in Negros Occidental on Friday, October 29.
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, a press release from the Capitol said.
The beneficiaries are the unemployed, displaced OFWs, disadvantaged workers such as laborers, farmers, solo parent, vendors, tricycle drivers, and fisherfolks, it added.
They received P5,925 (P395 per day for 15 days).
The source of fund is from the legislative allocation of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri downloaded to the provincial government of Negros Occidental, coursed through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and implemented by the Provincial PESO in partnership with the LGU PESO, City Mayors and Administrator’s Offices.
The initial P2 million allocation was divided to four LGUs namely, Manapla (100 beneficiaries), Toboso (100 beneficiaries), Silay (50 beneficiaries) and Talisay (50 beneficiaries), the press release said.
Present in the activity were Board Member Ryan Gamboa, Provincial Consultant Albee Benitez, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, Provincial PESO Manager Dr. Sharon Juance, Dr. Frances Mae Llamas of Talisay City, and other local officials.*