IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY — The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IX (DOLE 9) thru its Zamboanga Sibugay Field Office employed 2,110 displaced workers from different municipalities in Zamboanga Sibugay under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program.

Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo shared that the TUPAD is a component of DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and unemployed poor for a minimum of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

DOLE Sibugay conducted an orientation on November 20-21, 2019 at Kitabog Covered Court, Titay and Ipil Montesorri School, respectively.

A lecture-discussion on the tenets of the TUPAD Program and Occupational Health and Safety were given to these beneficiaries. The hired workers under the said program will work for 30 days and will be deployed in the different public facilities in the 2nd Congressional District in the province.

The workers will receive salary which is equal to the prevailing minimum wage for Region 9 at 316php per day.

The TUPAD beneficiaries shall engage in: social community projects, such as eco-tourism, repair, and/or improvement of common public facilities, debris clearing, de clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling, and clearing and basic repair of public infrastructure; economic community projects like repair and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities and public markets; and agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting and seedling preparation. END/ With reports from Airon Paul Canizares, CF, ZSFO