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DOLE 12 releases wages of 767 emergency employment beneficiaries

A total of 767 unemployed residents from 19 barangays of Tacurong City have received their wages for the work they rendered under the TUlong PAnghanapbuhay para sa Disadvantaged workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

DOLE started giving out wages of the beneficiaries on June 3 coursed through M. Lhuillier. Each beneficiary received P4, 125.00 as compensation for a 15-day work. Aside from the wages, the DOLE also provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to each worker in the form of long-sleeved shirts and hats (salakot).

The beneficiaries rendered work in April after the DOLE was able to get an exemption from the Commission on Elections.

TUPAD, which provides emergency or temporary employment to the unemployed/underemployed residents or displaced workers due to natural and man-made calamities, is one of the flagship programs of DOLE under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

Under the TUPAD, the DOLE pays for the salaries, micro-insurance premium, and personal protective equipment (PPE) of the beneficiaries who will be engaged in community projects such as eco-tourism, repair and/or improvement of common public facilities, de-clogging of canals, debris clearing, basic repair of public infrastructure, repair and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads and similar facilities, tree planting, seedling preparation, and other similar activities.

Pablito Jayme, a farmer from Barangay New Passi, said that the wages he received was a huge help to sustain the needs of his family. He was one of the many farmers affected by the long dry spell brought by El Niño in the area. “Malaking tulong ang trabaho na ibinigay na DOLE dahil nasusustentuhan ang pangangailangan ng pamilya ko habang wala pang produkto an gaming sakahan,” Jayme said.

Mayor Lina Montilla conveyed her thanks to the DOLE saying that the temporary employment given to the unemployed and displaced workers in the city helped them cope with the effects of the long dry spell. “I know that all LGUs were given the opportunity to avail of the emergency employment program; I’m thankful that our city was a beneficiary to this,” the mayor said. (LGU Tacurong City Information)

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P2.1-M worth of kabuhayan kits turned over to marginalized Tacurongnons

Through the City Government of Tacurong and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), a total of 235 beneficiaries received their livelihood assistance package, the KABUHAYAN Starter Kits, worth Php2.1 million, on February 19, 2016 in a turn over ceremony at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

Present during the event were City Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito, City Councilors Rodrigo Jamorabon, Psyche Sucaldito, and Wilson Ferrer; and Mr. Alberto Sero, Tacurong-CLGOO. Also present was DOLE Sultan Kudarat Field Office Head, Arlene Bisnon, representing DOLE XII Regional Director, Ofelia Domingo, to help turn over the livelihood kits.

A program under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the KABUHAYAN beneficiaries received livelihood packages worth up to Php10,000 each in rice trading, salon, meat processing, welding, dressmaking, and hairdressing among others.

The beneficiaries came from the different marginalized sectors of the city including 35 returning OFWs, 30 Persons With Disabilities, 22 kasambahay, graduates of the skills training program of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, and qualified walk-in applicants.

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The KABUHAYAN Starter Kit program is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers. It aims to enable the unemployed poor, seasonal, and low-waged workers to start an individual livelihood, or collective enterprise undertakings.

The Php10,000 start-up capital is used solely for the purchase of raw materials, equipment, tools and jigs, and other support services necessary in setting-up the livelihood.

The KABUHAYAN Starter Kit program was funded under the Bottom-Up Budgeting worth Php1.4 million and Tacurong-LGU’s counterpart worth Php700 thousand. The applications for this first batch of beneficiaries were received in 2015. Applications for the next batch is ongoing and will be approved subject to several requirements set under the DILEEP program.(Yen Robles, Tacurong-LGU)

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