DOLE Kalinga paid P432,000 for TUPAD projects
by L. Lopez
Tabuk, Kalinga (20 June) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provincial office paid the amount of P432,000 as the agency's counterpart on labor cost under the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa mga Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program.
Lourdes Canseco of DOLE-Kalinga said the program alleviated workers displaced by the global economic slump by providing them emergency employment, in coordination with local government units (LGUs).
In Kalinga, the municipalities of Tabuk, Tinglayan and Tanudan tied-up with the DOLE under the program, through infrastructure projects, after the project's launching in March.
In the project agreement, LGUs shoulder the costs of the projects, except for labor cost, which is paid by the DOLE. This TUPAD agreement is contained in the guidelines under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) launched by the national government.
Of the total P432,000 payment made by DOLE-Kalinga, P321,000 was paid to workers of the Nambucayan-Guilayon farm-market-road rehabilitation project, while P111,000 went to the labor of Tulgao-West foot trail concreting project. Both projects were completed on-time.
Canseco said payment for the construction of Lubo water and sewerage system in Tanudan is in still under process, pending submission of work documents to DOLE-Kalinga. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]