Relief and Assistance
Vulnerable Groups

TUPAD pays P14 million to Eastern Samar workers

LGUs can coordinate with national agencies to provide support to displaced workers and other affected sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Labor and Employment – Eastern Samar Field Office (DOLE-ESFO) distributed P14-M Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Dis-advantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program for the year 2020.

TUPAD aims to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 to workers in the informal sector. This is pursuant to Department Order No. 219, series of 2020 on the implementation of the TUPAD program under Bayanihan 2 to Recover as one Act. Each TUPAD worker received a minimum wage of P325.00 per day for 10 or 15 days for four hours a day only to reduce the possible risk of exposure of beneficiaries.

Aside from the wages, they also received P400.00 for Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and P56.00 for GSIS Micro-Insurance.

TUPAD has provided emergency employment to 3,017 workers to 18 municipalities of Eastern Samar.

The 3,017 informal sector workers were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The TUPAD program is a safety net program that provides temporary wage employment to the workers in the informal sector particularly the unpaid family workers. This also gives assistance to self-employed workers with elementary occupations displaced or those whose earnings were affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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