TACLOBAN CITY- Jan Joshua Inghoy of Barangay 62-A Sagkahan, eagerly received his P3,250 salary from Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Displaced Worker (TUPAD) #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko, or Tupad #BKBK, a jointly implemented program of the local government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), on Wednesday, June 24 at the Tacloban City Hall.
Inghoy, who has been unemployed for four months, was among the 34 beneficiaries for the first batch of release and worked four hours for 10 days of disinfection and sanitation work of their dwellings and immediate vicinity.
“This program really helped us during this trying times, we need not only disinfect our houses but also participated in sanitizing our community to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19),” the beneficiary explained.
According to Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Development Management Officer Katherine Peliño, the said program aimed to augment the income of the unemployed poor through short-term community work and temporary employment that can improve their living conditions.
“The displaced workers have been deployed since June 1, and their work ended last June 11,” she said.
Overall, a total of P487, 500 worth of wages was allocated for the 150 informal sector workers who have qualified from the TUPAD #BKBK program.
The second batch of beneficiaries is set to receive their salary on Friday, June 26, 2020, PESO reported. (TACLOBAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)