With the objective to continue to prioritize programs for the workers especially in the informal sector, the Department of Labor and Employment XI, through IGACoS Extension Office, brought more assistance to disadvantaged workers and youths in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACoS), Davao del Norte on September 01, 2022.
Led by DOLE XI-IGACoS Extension Office Officer-In-Charge Marlito D. Ayala, the team was able to profile a total of 278 informal sector workers from various barangays in the island as beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program. Most of the profiled beneficiaries were Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), construction workers, fishermen, and farmers who are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic to their livelihoods. The beneficiaries will perform community works for 10 days and will receive a daily compensation of Php 427.00.
The profiling and orientation activities were in coordination with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of IGACoS and Public Employment Service Office (PESO). These activities aimed to guide the beneficiaries on administrative requirements as well as their tasks and responsibilities in the course of program implementation.
Meanwhile, some 20 youths in the island were admitted to the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the department and are currently deployed in different local government offices in IGACoS. The paid internship period shall be for a minimum of three (3) months and the salary shall be based on the prevailing minimum wage in Davao Region.
Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy emphasized that as DOLE XI continuously rolls out its frontline services, the Office correspondingly ensures that programs and services that need to be delivered to certain localities are properly determined.