Cash-for-work pro­gram for Ilo­cos typhoon vic­tims

Manila Bulletin - - Luzon News - By FRED­DIE G. LAZARO

LAOAG CITY – The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment of Ilo­cos Norte, in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment (DOLE) is sus­tain­ing the Tu­long Pang­hanap­buhay sa At­ing Dis­ad­van­taged/Dis­placed Work­ers (TUPAD) pro­gram for vic­tims of Typhoon Om­pong.

The TUPAD pro­gram pro­vides cash-for-work as­sis­tance through emer­gency em­ploy­ment for dis­placed, un­der­em­ployed, or sea­sonal work­ers for a min­i­mum of 10 days.

Na­ture of work varies, from so­cio-eco­nomic to agro-forestry com­mu­nity projects.

Qual­i­fied ben­e­fi­cia­ries are screened by barangay coun­cils and mu­nic­i­pal Pub­lic Em­ploy­ment Ser­vice Of­fices (PE­SOs) based on in­di­gence, self-em­ploy­ment, and ed­u­ca­tional sta­tus.

Ac­cord­ing to Lizette Bi­tan­corA­tuan, head of the pro­vin­cial PESO, more than 1,600 qual­i­fied fam­i­lies in Ilo­cos Norte are ready to be screened by DOLE.

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