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Close to 4 Million paid to nearly a thousand TUPAD workers in Ronda and Alcantara, Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines. Almost a thousand TUPAD workers in the towns of Ronda and Alcantara, Cebu received their salary the other day, after disinfecting public areas and declogging canals under the DOLE’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers program.

According to Assistant Regional Director Jude Thomas Trayvilla, who represented DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, beneficiaries rendered work for ten (10) days from 1 to 10 May 2021.

“Beneficiaries each received Php4,040.00 for their salaries and were also provided with their personal protective equipment or PPEs and a group personal accident insurance good for one year,” he said.

In the town of Ronda, around 514 informal sector workers benefited the TUPAD with the Department shelling out a total of Php2,076,560.00. The adjoining municipality of Alcantara has 453 workers covered by the program. A total of Php1,830,120.00 was spent by DOLE for their salaries.

Beneficiaries, added ARD Trayvilla, were mostly farmers, fishermen, displaced workers and those who are underemployed.

ARD Trayvilla, together with DOLE Cebu Provincial Field Office OIC, Vivencio Lagahid and Technical Support Services Division for Employment and Workers’ Welfare (TSSD-EWW) OIC, Ma. Teresa Tanquiamco, personally turned-over the transaction codes to beneficiaries during the turn-over ceremonies held at the gymnasium of each municipality.

Salaries of TUPAD beneficiaries could be claimed at any branch of the DOLE’s partner-money remittance center.

“Beneficiaries will not have to worry anymore of the service charge since it is already being taken care of by the DOLE,” said Lagahid, who also welcomed the presence of Mayor Mariano Terence Y. Blanco of Ronda and Mayor Fritz A. Lastimoso of Alcantara during the turn-over ceremonies together with 7th Congressional District Representative Peter John Calderon.

TUPAD is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP) that is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment to displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers.






For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at


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