SURIGAO DEL SUR — The Department of Labor and Employment – Surigao del Sur Field Office (DOLE SDSFO) released P86,020,000.00 to 38,217 Tulong Panghanapuhay Para Sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) beneficiaries for their 10 days of work. The salary release started from April to August 24, 2022, in various municipalities of this province. The beneficiaries received P3,500.00 for 10 days of work, following the highest prevailing minimum wage of P350.00 in Surigao del Sur.

Princess Joy Ravala, 19 years old, a college student, and one of the TUPAD beneficiaries, said that the salary earned will help defray expenses for her school projects and other related fees.

DOLE’s TUPAD program is a stop-gap measure that aims to alleviate the lives of the displaced, poor and marginalized workers through provision of emergency employment.

DOLE SDSFO continues to strive for excellence through successful implementation of the department’s programs, which are aimed to provide employment opportunities to more Surigaonons. (BLMJ, LEO III, DOLE SDSFO)