To continue helping beneficiaries under the emergency employment program, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently expanded Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) up to a maximum of 90 days.
Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) Director Ma. Karen Trayvilla said expanding TUPAD coverage is one of the DOLE’s contributions to strengthening the Philippine economy.
“One of the contributions of DOLE to revitalize the economy through the DOLE integrated livelihood employment program as part of BWSC contribution to the national employment recovery strategy (NERS),” she said in a virtual forum.
Listed below are the four (4) TUPAD program categories:
Emergency Response Method — will hire workers for 15 days to perform light work such as street sweeping and cleaning of public facilities; agro-forestry projects such as tree planting, seedling preparation, reforestation, and the likes. Moreover, workers under this category can also assist local government units (LGUs) through the delivery services, packing/repacking of relief goods, information dissemination, transport services, etc.
Labor-Intensive Method — workers under this method will be hired for 45 days for social community projects such as de-clogging of canals, debris, segregation, and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing during the aftermath of a calamity/disaster, and waste management
Labor-Based Method — will hire workers for 60 days to perform social community projects such as minor repair of common public facilities, construction of water catchment, terracing and planting for soil protection, and tide-embankments, pedestrian lane infrastructure, bike lanes/facilities, and support facilities.
Labor-Based Equipment Supported Method — those hired under this method will work for three months in government projects that require operating equipment to improve government facilities and infrastructures, as well as construct major highways and bridge, and dredging activities. They will also work in economic community projects and common public facilities, among many others, to support the food system.
The TUPAD expanded coverage was included in Administrative Order No. 117 signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on May 31, 2021. – WhatALife.ph