A total of 4,026 Kapampangans recently benefited from the P18.1 million worth of livelihood assistance given by the Department of Labor and employment (DOLE) under its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program.
All beneficiaries were tasked to perform social community works in their respective communities such as cleaning and clearing of sidewalks, de-clogging of canals, and removal of harmful debris.
Each of the beneficiaries received P4,500 for rendering 10-day work service.
During the payout, Governor Dennis Pineda asked the TUPAD beneficiary to be aware of individuals allegedly claiming to be a part of the program to illegally collect money from them.
“I will just make it clear, this money you received is yours alone. If anyone asks you for a percentage, do not ever give them,” Pineda said.
TUPAD program is one of DOLE’s strategies to attain inclusive growth through massive job generation and poverty reduction.
It is defined by the DOLE as a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers for a period of 10 to 30 days. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)