Bontoc, Mountain Province

The Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU), in collaboration with the Department of Labor and
Employment (DOLE) and the Office of Congressman Maximo Dalog, Jr., held an orientation seminar for the 186 beneficiaries of DOLE’s “Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/ Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD)” Program at the Municipal Capitol Auditorium on May 24, 2023.
Congressman Dalog in his message delivered by Congressional Staff Job Lemuel Kumalao, remarked that the TUPAD Program catering to the vulnerable and marginalized sectors is one of the government’s commitments in uplifting the lives of the people.

Likewise, Dalog assured the continuous partnership of his office with the DOLE and the Bontoc LGU in bringing services of the government to the community. In response, Municipal Administrator Arthur Leonard Odsey who represented Mayor Jerome “Chagsen ‘’ Tudlong, Jr., expressed his profound gratitude to the Office of the Congressman and DOLE for their unwavering support and commitment to the community’s betterment. He added that providing short-term employment to displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers is of big help to sustain
their basic needs, especially to the victims of the fire which happened last April 11, 2023.

According to Labor Employment Officer III Jenelyn Caluza, the program is now financed by Congressman Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos through the initiative f the Office of Congressman Dalog, as well as the Ejercito Fund through the Bontoc LGU. The 150 beneficiaries under the Office of Congressman were given 15 days to work which commenced on May 25, 2023
and will received a fixed income of P6,000 each. Meanwhile, the LGU’s 136 recipients will be deployed in their respective barangays for 20 days at a wage of P8, 000 per person under the supervision of barangay officials.

They will work on environmental projects such as repair, maintenance, and/or upgrading of common public amenities and infrastructures, debris clearing, canal declogging, debris segregation
and materials recovery, stockpiling, and clearing. Community Projects such as repair, maintenance, and/or restoration of farm-to-market roads, bridges, and public markets. Also, they may work
under the community agroforestry operations such as tree planting, seedling preparation, and replanting.

Shannon Althea S. Pagaduan, Bontoc LGU

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