DOLE R1 Awards Negokarts, TUPAD wages In Duterte Legacy Barangayanihan Caravan

Low-income workers in La Union received assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 1 (DOLE RO1), as part of the regional launching of the Duterte Legacy: Barangayanahin Caravan towards National Recovery on September 30, 2021 at the Philippine National Police Regional Office 1, Camp Florendo, City of San Fernando, La Union.
Eight marginalized workers from San Fernando City received their negokarts from DOLE, as part of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). The livelihood enhancement support aimed to boost the micro-enterprises of the workers, to effect increased income and upgraded business practice.
The DOLE RO1 likewise disbursed the amount of P 448, 800 distributed as wages to 88 workers under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced and Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD), an emergency employment program of DOLE. The workers each received P 5,100 in exchange of their 15-day labor of community cleaning and disinfection.
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Evelyn R. Ramos said the awarding rites symbolized the unwavering commitment of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III in upholding the welfare of workers, especially the poor and vulnerable ones.
“It is but apt that our beneficiaries become centerpiece in this Duterte Legacy Barangayanahin Caravan. After all, the workers and laborers stand at the center of our service in the DOLE,” RD Ramos said.
Duterte Legacy: Barangayanahin Caravan is a national undertaking simultaneously launched in all regions on September 30, 2021. Led by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the event aimed to drumbeat the accomplishments of the government under the leadership of President Duterte.