Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodrigues. Jr. turns-over the check for TUPAD program implementation to Guimaras Lone District Representative Ma. Lucille L. Nava and Gov. JC Rahman A. Nava. With RD Rodriguez are DOLE RO 6- Guimaras Field Office OIC-Head Michael L. Gison and Livelihood Focal LEO III Noemi de la Peña.
In a simple ceremony, Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. turned over the checks worth Eighteen Million, Forty-Five Thousand Pesos (Php18, 045, 000) to Guimaras Lone District Representative Ma. Lucille L. Nava and Guimaras Governor JC Rahman A. Nava for wages of qualified beneficiaries. On top of the personal protective equipment and GSIS group personal insurance, each beneficiary will be provided with a Four Thousand, Five Hundred Pesos (Php4,500) wages for a 10-day community service starting March 1- 14, 2023.
Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. whose leadership is anchored mainly on pro-poor services underscored the urgency of providing employment to the vulnerable sector to help uplift their living economic condition. Atty. Rodrigues added that the Regional Office through its provincial offices is fast tracking the program implementation to reach the farthest barangays and the widest range of beneficiaries.
DOLEs flagship employment program, TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers.