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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

128 yKalingas benefit from DOLE and DENR cash for work program


Tabuk, Kalinga - Two national-line agencies in Kalinga will join force to hit two birds with one stone starting September 1.

Through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, 128 informal workers in the province will now be employed while working on protecting the environment, which would help in mitigating the impact of climate change.


The program is a collaboration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.


On said program, the hired temporary workers from various barangays and municipalities in the province will focus on deforestation activities such as seedling propagation, tree planting and nursery maintenance.


They will be receiving pay of P400 a day and shall work for 30-60 days.


Lourdes Canseco of DOLE-Kalinga disclosed 101 of said majority of the workers will be assigned at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Tabuk City, while 27 others will be stationed in other towns in the province.

Canseco further revealed the newly-hired individuals will serve as substitutes for DENR workers whose service contract already ended.


To recall, the TUPAD workers had their orientation and contract signing on Tuesday, August 22.

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