TACLOBAN CITY – The beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) as endorsed by the An Waray party-list group in Maasin City had their orientation Thursday (Jan. 4) before they could start doing community work.

About 121 beneficiaries of Tupad program in Maasin City attended an orientation prior to their actual work of the cash-for-work program. The An Waray party-list group initiated for the implementation of such program in Maasin City. (Photo Courtesy)

A total of 121 Tupad beneficiaries will carry out clean-up activities, debris clearing, and de-clogging of canals for four hours per day with a maximum period of 10 days.

Each beneficiary will be given P350 per day.

The orientation was graced by Mayor Nacional Mercado, Melvin Pelona of the An Waray party-list, and personnel from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

While Tupad beneficiaries from Maasin will start doing their community work, beneficiaries of the program in Borongan City had their payout on Wednesday (Jan 4).

“An Waray Party-list is committed to supporting these individuals and others in need, and will continue to work towards providing assistance and resources to those who require it,” the party-list said in a statement.

Tupad is a community-based safety net program of the Department of Labor and Employment that provides temporary employment to those who are underemployed, self-employed, or displaced marginalized workers.

It is designed to assist those whose earnings have been affected by the pandemic and other crises.