ODIONGAN, Romblon, May 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in coordination with the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC) and Tablas Island Electric Cooperative (TIELCO), has granted financial assistance to 110 displaced/disadvantaged workers in the six barangays of Odiongan, Romblon as beneficiaries of the DOLE's Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/ Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD).
Six barangays of said municipality were allotted 110 beneficiaries who will be given financial assistance equivalent to DOLE-approved minimum wage in Mimaropa Region.
Barangay captains of each barangay led the distribution of the first five-days work payout last May 4 at their respective Barangay Halls of the recipient MCOs.
TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program is a program of DOLE labeled as hashtag #BarangayKoBahayKo Disinfection/Sanitation Project which provides emergency employment for displaced and/or disadvantaged workers.
The beneficiaries will work for four hours for a period of ten days of community work such as but not limited to disinfection of their respective houses and common public streets, public building such as health center, public park, street sweeping and cleaning of clogged canals within the vicinity of their barangay.
TIELCO ISD Manager Dennis L. Alag, attended the second five-days work payout to the beneficiaries of the six barangays in TIELCO Main Office last May 19.
In his message during the actual distribution, he mentioned that "APEC partylist has made its effort in providing financial assistance thru the DOLE-TUPAD Program to our displaced/disadvantaged workers in six selected Barangay's in the municipality of Odiongan. (PJF/PIA-Mimaropa)