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Over a thousand informal sector workers in Bohol benefit from the 6.1M released by DOLE

Cebu City, Philippines. Over a thousand informal sector workers in Bohol recently received livelihood assistance and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged workers (TUPAD) wages from the Department of Labor and Employment worth 6.8 Million Pesos.

DOLE Bohol Field Office OIC, Angeli T. Salgados said that 52 members of the Santa Cruz Fishermen Association (SANFA) in Calape, Bohol received Php743,775.00, which will fund their Fish Cage project.

“This is actually the second time for the group to receive a financial assistance from DOLE. Of course, the assistance was granted after seeing to it that the group was able to nurture the help they received from the Department the first time they got it,” said Salgados.

The undertaking, she added, is expected to help increase the income of the members of the association by over Two Thousand Pesos per member per quarter of the year.

Apart from the livelihood beneficiaries, other informal sector workers in the province also benefited the DOLE’s program on TUPAD- the other component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) apart from the Kabuhayan program.

Around 1,335 TUPAD workers were paid with their wages amounting to PHP5,393,400.00.

Beneficiaries, who came from the municipalities of Dagohoy, Cortes, San Miguel and other parts of the province worked for 10 days by engaging with agro-forestry community projects such as tree planting, seedling preparation, group re-forestation, community gardening in public facilities, delivery of essential goods and services, packing of relief goods, and other related tasks assigned.

Like the rest of the TUPAD workers in Region-7, said beneficiaries were paid with the highest minimum wage rate applicable in Central Visayas, which is Php404.00 per day. They were also enrolled in a Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) with the GSIS for one year and were provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and an orientation on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH).

 

End//LSenarlo-Taniza with reporting from DOLE Bohol (BFO)

 

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 dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

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2021-08-10
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