Davao del Norte – A total of 500 beneficiaries under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) participated in a 2-day virtual orientation conducted by the Davao del Norte Field Office.

The orientation, which was conducted on April 15-16, 2021, was about the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program, Basic Occupational Safety and Health, and the IATF Health and Safety Protocols.

These TUPAD beneficiaries, who are from the Municipality of Braulio E. Dujali, Davao del Norte, were profiled by the LGU-Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the said municipality.

“We hope that by the end of their employment project, we are able to lighten the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of our TUPAD beneficiaries,” DOLE Davao Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said.

As a component of the program, these beneficiaries will receive P3,960 for a 10-day community-related work.

TUPAD is an Emergency Employment Program (EEP) of DOLE that is a community-based package of assistance providing employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.