AT LEAST 679 informal sector workers in Alangalang and Julita towns in Leyte have availed the P3,479,875 fund assistance under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
“Consistent with our given mandate, we at DOLE are doing the best we can to extend help to every worker in need, especially during this time of pandemic,” said Norman Uyvico, OIC-chief of DOLE-North Leyte Field Office.
In a statement, the official also thanked An Waray partylist and Leyte Second Congressional District Representative Lolita Karen Javier for their support to the DOLE programs and services.
In Julita, Tupad funds amounting to P2,982,750 were released to the local government unit, benefiting 582 workers affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Each worker received P4,725 as payment for their services rendered during their payout on September 10.
They were also given disinfecting solutions and cleaning materials during the employment period.
In Alangalang, some 97 displaced workers also benefited from the P497,125 Tupad grants funded by the An Waray.
Each worker received P3,250 for the 10-day wage employment program completed during their payout on September 11, according to the DOLE regional office.