The Regional Livelihood Team of the Department of Labor and Employment Region XI conducted a series of training for its program implementers to reinforce and strengthen the execution of its programs, especially the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, across the region.

Four batches of TUPAD Coordinators from DOLE field offices and regional office participated in a series of capacity building and training on November to December 2021 that aimed to emphasize the salient features of Department Order 173-17 Revised Guidelines in the Implementation of the DOLE-Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), Department Order 219 Guidelines in the Implementation of TUPAD under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, and Administrative Order 117 Revitalizing the Economy Through DOLE-Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP). Through this training, the program implementers were expected to ensure easy access of beneficiaries to livelihood programs, establish transparent procedures for availment of and release of funds, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of the program, and adopt a convergent approach in the delivery of programs and services. The program implementers were also given an orientation on the application of the new TUPAD system.

Moreover, a separate training was provided for the eight newly hired Livelihood Development Specialists (LDS) on November 10-11, 2021 in Island Garden City Of Samal, Davao del Norte. The LDSs were joined by 10 TUPAD coordinators, DILP Focal Persons, and heads of Field Offices. The objective of the training was to provide the newly hired LDS with the necessary information about the program standards and procedures for effective implementation of the programs, orientation on DO 173-17, and basic training and write-shop on project proposal making.

OIC Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy and OIC-Assistant Regional Director Atty. Jason P. Balais attended the said activities and showed their support for the efforts of the Regional Livelihood Team. The DOLE XI leaders also encouraged the program implementers to continue putting their utmost energy and determination into delivering the department’s livelihood programs and services to Davao Region.

DILEEP is the Department’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation ad poverty reduction. It’s two components are DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) otherwise known as the Kabuhayan Program and Emergency Employment Program (EEP) also known as TUPAD.