The Cebu City Government has recently received P1.9 million from Senator Joel Villanueva. This amount of money is primarily allotted to those unemployed and displaced workers in Cebu City – through the TUPAD Program (Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers) of the Department of Labor and Employment.
About the TUPAD Program
To recall, TUPAD Program is one of the programs implemented under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act that aims to mitigate the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic to the most vulnerable sectors of the community.
The said program provides emergency employment for those who were displaced, underemployed, and provisional workers for a minimum period of ten days but not exceeding thirty days. The beneficiaries of the TUPAD Program will earn P400 a day (that would be at P4,000 if the 10-days minimum will be meet).
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella tasked the Department of Social Welfare and Services to prioritize the ‘poorest of the poor’ and those who are in dire need of financial assistance in the selection of those who would qualify for the TUPAD Program.
“Aduna’y database ang DSWS sa tanang mga kabos nga lumulupyo, ug karon gasigi na sab sila’g pahigayon sa registration aron pagsuta sa mga unemployed ug displaced workers nga mao’y hatagan nato og priority. I have instructed the DSWS nga kinahanglan wa gyu’y pamulitika sa pagpaabot niining serbisyo sa atong mga kaigsuonan nga kabos,” as emphasized by Labella in his Official Facebook Page.
How to Register for the TUPAD Program in Cebu City
In case you would like to register for the TUPAD Program in Cebu City, Labella instructed to seek assistance with the DSWS. The agency has been identified to help the beneficiaries connect with the DOLE.