“Under our Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD), the head or member of an affected family performs community work for 5 to 10 days in exchange for a minimum wage rate of P336 per day,” DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said in a statement.
Jobs include sandbagging, dredging, street cleaning, waterways cleaning and de-clogging, and repair of school buildings and other public infrastructures.
Bataan has the most number of beneficiaries with 525 followed by Bulacan- 323 and Zambales- 290.
“At times like this, we cannot simply sit in our comfort zones and wait for things to happen. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz made it clear in her instructions that we need to provide our timely emergency employment assistance for our calamity-stricken families, particularly the male households. TUPAD will benefit them and their communities,” Dione added.