To assist citizens who are currently unemployed, the Pasig City government facilitated the local implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)’s TUPAD or the “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers” program.
According to the Office of Councilor Angelu De Leon, 91 Pasig residents were accepted to take part in the program.
The TUPAD program allows the participants to work for a minimum of 10 days in social, economic, or agro-forestry community projects, according to DOLE. Some jobs can include maintenance and repair of infrastructure or farm-to-market roads, tree planting, and street sweeping.
After completion of their work, they will be paid wages through accredited money remittance service providers partnered with the local government and DOLE.
The amount is based on the current daily minimum wage rate per region, which in this case is P610 for the non-agricultural sector and P533 to P573 for the agricultural sector, service, and micro retail and manufacturing establishments in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The TUPAD rollout was made possible in cooperation with DOLE and the CWS Partylist.
The councilor hoped that more employment programs may be implemented through joint efforts by national agencies and the local government to give opportunities for marginalized communities to alleviate financial burdens.