Davao 1st district-TUPAD beneficiaries hit 11,000

At a glance

  • Over 11,000 individuals have benefitted from the cash payout program of Davao City 1st district Rep. Paolo Duterte (In photo) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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Over 11,000 marginalized workers have benefited from the cash payout program of Davao City 1st district Rep. Paolo Duterte's office and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

A statement released by Duterte's office Tuesday morning, March 14, bared that 11,019 beneficiaries have received their Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) payout since October 2022.

These individuals include vendors, tailors, school maintenance, hair stylists/barbers, and cobblers, among others.

Duterte, who is on his second term as a congressman, said he hopes the TUPAD program can help uplift the beneficiaries' families during these challenging times.

The first congressional district office and DOLE jointly profiled those who were covered by the cash payout.

TUPAD is a community–based package of assistance that offers emergency service for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for at least 10 days, but not more than 30 days, depending on the nature of their work.

Most of the beneficiaries – primarily displaced and disadvantaged workers, unemployed, and senior citizens – from the informal sector will be tasked to conduct tree-planting, community gardening, reforestation, road cleaning, drainage/canal de-clogging, community clean-up, and refurbishment of tourist attractions.

Duterte has vowed to continue to support those who are in need, even as DOLE guaranteed that the TUPAD program would continue.

Duterte is the son of former president Rodrigo Duterte.