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In its continuous action to provide emergency employment to Filipinos in need, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional IV-A through its Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE - BPO) held a Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) payout at Barangay San Juan, in the island municipality of Tingloy, Batangas, January 12.

DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program focal person, Ms. Salvacion Kalalo, with TUPAD Coordinators and Support Staff of DOLE BPO conducted the salary release to a total of 1,416 island residents of Tingloy.

Among the beneficiaries is Ms. Maria May Rodriguez, a food vendor, who expressed her utmost gratitude for being a part of the program.

Ms. Maria May Rodriguez, a food vendor, benefited from the TUPAD program implementation in Tingloy, Batangas.

She shared that her earnings from the 10-day community work will be an added capital for her start-up business on the island.

“Malaking tulong po para sa karagdagang puhunan,” she remarked.

Meanwhile, for Ms. Noemie De Chavez, a full-time mother, the program is a timely aid for their family especially now that her children are back in school after the holiday break.

Ms. Noemie De Chavez expressed her appreciation to the department for reaching their island municipality for the implementation of TUPAD.

“Malaking tulong po ito sa aking pamilya. Katulad ko na lamang po na may anak, may napasok na anak. Kumbaga yung sasahurin ko, para po sa mga anak ko,” she uttered.

Aside from Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. De Chavez, the other 1,414 beneficiaries from the island municipality of Tingloy also received their salaries amounting to P 4350.00 each for the services they rendered in cleaning the seaside, highways, streets, and alleys of their community.

DOLE Batangas TUPAD Coordinator, Ms. Bea Mari Ingco with Ms. Maria May Rodriguez and Ms. Noemie De Chavez during the TUPAD Payout in Tingloy, Batangas, January 12, 2023.

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