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Two hundred twenty young Tacurongnons who are either displaced from work or currently unemployed benefited from a temporary employment under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and Employment.

The DOLE-funded job program amounting to P751,000.00 was materialized through the initiative of Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Tacurong City under its president, Maria Cristina Duadua, with the help of the Local Youth Development Office of the city government.

The SK Chairpersons of the 20 barangays were the ones tasked to identify and select the qualified beneficiaries for the program.

Orientation and profiling of qualified beneficiaries were already done in four clustered areas and facilitated by the DOLE Sultan Kudarat Field Office, LGU City PESO, and the SK Federation.

Under the TUPAD, each of the beneficiaries will receive wages amounting to P3,360 in exchange of a ten-day work in their respective barangays.

Another benefit each beneficiary will get from the DOLE TUPAD is to have the opportunity of being freely enrolled to and covered by GSIS Group Personal Accidental Insurance for a period of one year.

In consideration of the current community quarantine restrictions, the nature of work will be confined to disinfection and sanitation of certain areas in their barangays or other similar work that would avoid mass gathering. (LGU Information)