SOME 1,898 residents of 17 barangays in Bacolod City have received financial assistance through the Office of the Vice President (OVP), together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) on Monday, May 1, 2023.

Michelle Sorongon, satellite lead of the OVP in Bacolod City, said Tuesday, May 2, a total of 1,898 workers, with low-paying jobs or inadequate earnings, from 17 different barangays in the city received P4,500 each.

She said the OVP, together with the DOLE, released a total of P9,307,792 to beneficiaries of the TUPAD in Bacolod City in time for the commemoration of Labor Day.

The TUPAD beneficiaries, assigned to do four-hour daily clean-up work in their respective villages for 10 days, received a daily wage of P450.

In a video message, Vice President Sara Duterte recognized the sacrifices of Filipino workers who work not only for themselves and their families but also for the country.

“We continue to highlight the importance of your welfare as you are one of the most important foundations of nation-building. Your progress and success contribute to a more dynamic economy and reflect the outcome of our vision of uplifted lives for the Filipino people,” Duterte said.

TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of the work to be performed.*