The Department of Labor and Employment said its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) Workers Program, has provided Php 15,213,456.67 emergency employment assistance for the victims of the two worst storms that recently hit the country; namely, Typhoon Lando in October 2015 and Typhoon Nona in December 2015.
A total amount of Php 5,559,000.00 charged to DOLE Regional Office No. 3’s continuing and current fund, was granted for livelihood formation and restoration, and emergency employment programs for informal workers in the Provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija affected by severe flooding brought about by Typhoon Lando.
On the other hand, the DOLE has released Php 9,654,456.67 as part of its Emergency Employment Assistance for victims of Typhoon Nona in the Provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon charged to DOLE MIMAROPA’s continuing and current fund.
More than a thousand individuals benefited from the emergency employment program. The DOLE’s TUPAD program aims to provide emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and unemployed poor in the occurrence of natural disasters, calamities or armed conflicts affecting the economic base/activities of their communities.