Tinglayan, Kalinga – The Local Government Unit of Tinglayan employed a total of 1,203 yTinglayans in their respective barangays for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The workers had their orientation on Friday, June 24 at the Municipal Sangguniang Bayan Hall spearheaded by DOLE personnel, Caloy Tumbali and Tinglayan LGU.
With their employment through the TUPAD program, displaced workers are tasked to work on social, agro-forestry, and economic community projects for a total of 10 days.
The beneficiaries will be paid P350.00 a day or a total P3, 500 in the duration of their 10-day work. According to the Municipal Information Office, Mayor Sacrament Gumilab sought the assistance of Senator Bong Go through DOLE’s TUPAD program for its funding which the latter granted.
TUPAD funding for the 1,203 beneficiaries amounts to P4,210,500. “We care for our constituents, so we seek funding assistance to give them work provisionally,” Mayor Gumilab said in an interview by Tinglayan MIO.
Gumilab quoted the proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” stressing that self-sufficiency is the key to alleviating poverty.
Meantime, the mayor expressed hope that through the program, more yTinglayans will be assisted in taking another step towards self-sufficiency and a better future.
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