Surigao del Norte–  One thousand four hundred forty-nine (1,449) beneficiaries in Siargao, consisting  of nine (9) municipalities (Dapa, General Luna, Pilar, Santa Monica, San Isidro, Del Carmen, Burgos, San Benito, Socorro, SDN), received their salary from Tulong Pangkabuhayan Para sa Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) Workers #Post COVID Program.

DOLE Surigao del Norte Provincial Office (DOLE SDNPO)  released the salaries of the said beneficiaries amounting to Php 4,636,800.00 on August 14, 2020 (1st batch) and September 8, 2020 (2nd batch) respectively, in cooperation with the Congressional District 1 under the leadership of Congressman Francisco Jose “Bingo” F. Matugas represented by the Congressional Consultant Ms. Felicitas M. Gonzales.

TUPAD #Post COVID is one of the programs of the government facilitated by DOLE per A.O 114 series of 2020 (Implementation of the TUPAD Program as a Post-Covid Intervention) to  mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to the liveligood of workers in the informal sector.  The beneficiaries are required to work for four (4) hours a day for a maximum of ten (10) days.