By Albert B. Lacanlale
LUBAO, Pampanga—More than 500 barangay workers in this town were hired under the government 10-day pay-for-work program.
The 559 newly-hired workers, under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program, include Nanay Community Workers.
On Friday, Mayor Esmeralda “Esmie” G. Pineda, along with Arlene Tolentino chief of Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Pampanga, awarded personal protective equipment to the Tupad workers.
Tupad is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers in the municipality or barangay, underemployed, and employed poor, for a minimum period of 10 days.
For this latest batch of workers, the task will be barangay gardening where seeds or seedlings will be provided by the provincial government.
The barangay captain will identify a common area in the barangay where the project will be implemented.
A total of P2,459,600 will be allocated to cover for the gears, salaries and insurance of the 559 beneficiaries.
Mayor Pineda, in her message, stressed to the workers the provincial government’s support and thank them for their service to their barangay.