The Iloilo provincial government and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Iloilo provincial held a ceremonial turn over this morning of certificates of entitlement to five municipalities that are recipients of the emergency employment program called Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). The program will benefit 2,217 workers from the tourism industry whose jobs were affected because of the temporary suspension of their operations during this pandemic.
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Iloilo manager Francisco “Bombit” Heler said the number of beneficiaries came from the list submitted by the tourism establishments to the Provincial Tourism Office. Melissa Navarra, chief of the DOLE Iloilo field office, said the beneficiaries are entitled to PhP 3,950 each but they have to render service four hours a day for 10 days.
In coordination with the local government units (LGUs), the beneficiaries could help in the clean-up activities or assist the LGU in the disinfection or packing of relief goods. They would be required to submit a daily time record (DTR) and their accomplishment report after 10 days which will be certified by their respective LGU. The recipients of this program come from the following municipalities: San Joaquin, Tigbauan, Miagao, Tubungan, Leon, Santa Barbara, Zarraga, Leganes, New Lucena, Pavia, Janiuay, Lambunao, Calinog, Sara, Carles, San Dinisio, Balasan, Ajuy, Concepcion, Oton, Cabatuan, Dueñas, Barotac Nuevo, Batad, Guimbal, Maasin, Alimodian, Pototan, and San Enrique.