The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of San Carlos City continues to extend assistance to individuals impacted by the pandemic through DOLE-TUPAD (Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating mga Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers).
A total of 76 individuals from Brgy. Punao were the latest beneficiaries. They are assigned to work on the de-clogging of canals, street sweeping and area clearing within 10 days, 4 hours a day with a daily rate of 395 pesos based on the standard regional minimum wage.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) such as long sleeves, straw hats and face masks were also distributed by DOLE to the beneficiaries in observance of the minimum health protocol as COVID-19 rages in the country.
The TUPAD program already reached Barangays Codcod, Buluangan and Nataban where different programs such as Organic Agriculture Production, Organic Concoction and Extract Training and Carpentry Training with National Certifications were launched headed by TESDA Provincial Training Center.
TUPAD is a 10-day Emergency Program by the DOLE adopted by the city government and funded thru the local development fund of the city and the office of Congressman Gerardo Valmayor Jr., of the first District of Negros Occidental.