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TUPAD workers receive 4.5-M in wages from DOLE

CLOSE to a thousand workers in Cebu lately received their wages under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and Employment amounting to 4.5 Million Pesos. Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, in his latest visit to Cebu, personally released the financial assistance to the beneficiaries at the Asian College of Technology (ACT) and at the Minglanilla Sports Complex last week.

Underscoring the relevance of TUPAD, Sec. Bello highlighted the intent of the Department to also provide the LGBTQ community with equal opportunities to earn a sustainable income and rebuild their lives. TUPAD beneficiaries hailed from Barangays Kinasang-an, Pardo; Tabunan and Bonbon in Cebu City and from barangay Calajoan in the town of Minglanilla. Undersecretary and DOLE RO-7 Concurrent Head, Victor A. Del Rosario, for his part, said that the program has remained supportive to the marginalized, vulnerable, and underprivileged workers.

“This is a manifestation of the government’s relentless support to the Filipinos who lost their jobs and livelihood amidst the series of calamities and the pandemic,” he added.