The Department of Labor and Employment – Romblon (DOLE-Romblon) on Friday said that they are extending their aid to the victims of Typhoon Tisoy in Romblon province through livelihood assistance.
DOLE-Romblon provincial director Roderick Tamacay said that they will hire more than 3,100 workers for their P10.5million Emergency Employment Program (EEP), also known as Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) program.
“This program will help typhoon victims and also their respective municipalities as these workers will work to cleanup their respective areas,” said Tamacay on a phone interview with PIA-Romblon.
“They should start as soon as possible. That is why we are closely coordinating with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of every municipality to emplement this program A.S.A.P.,” Tamacay added.
Tamacay said that beneficiaries of TUPAD program will work for 10 days and will received regional minimum wage of 320 pesos per day.
TUPAD is DOLE’s community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and seasonal workers, who will work for 10-30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.