Koronadal City- As of 03 April 2020, the 2,128 informal sector workers in Region 12 will benefit from th DOLE-Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa mga Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers program #BKBK (Barangay Ko Bahay Ko) Disinfecting/Sanitation Project amounting to Php 6,937.280.00.

TUPAD #BKBK or DOLE Department Order No. 210 was issued to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 to the livelihood of  workers in the informal sector. Local Government Units (LGUs) act as program partners in the implementation of the said project.

Qualified beneficiaries are given opportunities to work for 10 days  and shall receive the prevailing minimum wage pay amounting to a total of Php 3,260.00. Primary tasks of the beneficiaries under the program are disinfecting and cleaning their respective homes and surroundings and they will be supervised by the Local Health Offices to ensure the health and safety of the workers.

“Dako nga tabang ang sweldo sa DOLE-TUPAD #BKBK sa panahon karon nga lockdown kay dili mi makatrabaho ug walay income,” said Abner of Cotabato Province.

(The salary we get from DOLE -TUPAD #BKBK is a big help since we could not get to work and could not earn income because of the impositions of lockdown.)

“Our call for project proposals from our partner LGUs is still continuing, this ensures that marginalized and vulnerable workers in SOCCSKSARGEN could get assistance from our department in this situation were health and economy is unstable,” said DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio Cano. End/CDGamboa