(A total of 1,511 residents in Aurora benefitted from the 10-day emergency employment of the Department of Labor and Employment. (DOLE Region 3))
BALER, Aurora — A total of 1,511 residents in Aurora benefitted from the 10-day emergency employment of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
From the figure, Baler has the most beneficiaries with 241 followed by Maria Aurora- 224, San Luis- 209, Dipaculao and Casiguran with 198 each, Dilasag- 162, Dinalungan-140, and Dingalan-139.
“Through our community-based emergency employment program which is known as Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD), these worker-beneficiaries were assigned to do community projects such as cleaning roads, canals, and schools,” DOLE Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita said.
All beneficiaries have undergone orientation prior to start of work and were required to submit their daily time records, accomplishment reports, and other requirements before their salaries were released.
“The release of workers’ wages under TUPAD is ongoing, and more beneficiaries from provinces are expected to receive their salaries towards the last quarter of the year. We are committed to ensuring that displaced, underemployed, and other disadvantaged workers get access to more job opportunities that is why we go to the grassroots and identify those who need temporary or emergency employment,” Angara-Campita added.
Aside from Aurora, DOLE Field Offices in the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, and Zambales have released wages to workers tapped for their emergency employment program. – PIA 3