Wednesday, January 31, 2018


LEGAZPI CITY (Jan 31) – The Department of Labor and Employment has P30 million for displaced workers affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano. 

In an interview with Asst. Reg’l. Dir. Ruby de la Rosa said that the initial fund allocation of P10 million pesos is now being implemented under its  livelihood and emergency employment program  dubbed as “Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating mga Displaced (TUPAD) workers.

De la Rosa added that two (2) cities and 5 municipalities with 3,500 families will benefit the first salvo of the program for Mayon evacuees in Albay. These include the cities of Legazpi and Ligao and the municipalities of Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Sto. Domingo and Malilipot.

The TUPAD program will run for 10-days starting January 29 to February 15, 2018. One beneficiary for each family is qualified for TUPAD and will be paid P290 pesos (minimum wage) per day. “This time we will pay the beneficiary every 5 days and will not wait for the 10 days work to mature”, ARD de la Rosa added. The principal or camp chief of the designated evacuation centers will facilitate the implementation of the cash for work intended for sanitation, hygiene and beautification of the evacuation centers.

After profiling has been done, the remaining P20 million pesos will be implemented for other municipalities affected by the calamity. (Mar de la Cruz)


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