TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

Only the following types of projects can be supported with such assistance:

  • Social community projects, such as repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure such as schools and health centers, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing
  • Economic community projects like repair, maintenance and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, public markets and common service facilities such as production and display centers, fishports
  • Agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting, seedling preparation, and reforestation

Prior to one’s actual engagement in employment, the beneficiary will be provided with the following:

  • basic orientation on safety and health;
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of T-shirt and hat
  • enrolment in group micro-insurance, to be included in the total project cost or as counterpart of the ACP/LGU; and
  • TUPAD ID.

Also, the beneficiary should signify his/her intention to avail of skills training to prepare towards self or wage employment after the project.

The payment of wages of the TUPAD beneficiaries are coursed through a money remittance service provider to ensure standard application across all regions in terms of mechanics and service fee costs. In cases where an Accredited Co-Partner Is involved in the implementation, the ACP (including LGUs) shall facilitate the payment of wages of the TUPAD beneficiaries using a prescribed payroll, with representative/s from DOLE RO/PO/FO as witness/es.

With the conclusion of the employment project, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or its accredited training institutions will be tapped to conduct the skills training for the TUPAD beneficiaries under its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).

Liquidation by the ACP of the fund assistance released and submission of necessary reports and supporting documents must be undertaken within 60 days upon completion of the project.

Requirements

FMS Requirements & BWSC Requirements

  1. TUPAD Program Appraisal Sheet (Care of by Field Office);
  2. Detailed and duly signed TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program; (templates are provided as ANNEX AA) LGUs or any of DOLE’s Accredited  Program PArtners shall be able to provide technical assistance which would be in the form of identification projects, profiling of beneficiaries, procurement, monitoring, and facilitating access of services from agencies and projects involving 46-90 days, shall be implemented in partnership and/or complementation with agencies implementing public projects, such as the DPWH, DENR, and LGUs, as well as private sector entities willing to engage in public projects. These offices/program partners shall provide the required materials, tools, and equipment including office equipment, as warranted by the nature of work;

For Local Government Units (LGUs) as ACP

  1. Application Letter duly signed by the Local Chief Executive (LCE) addressed to the DOLE Regional Director;
  2. Detailed and duly signed TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program, indicating an equity equivalent to at least 20% of the total project cost in the form of equipment, tools and jigs; (templates are provided as ANNEX AA);
  3. Certification from the LGU/Barangay or DSWD that the target beneficiaries are displaced, underemployed, or victims of natural disaster/calamity or armed conflict. For laid-off or terminated workers, certification of displacement from the company/establishment;
  4. Individual Beneficiary ProfileProfile Summary and Proponent ACP Profile;
  5. Board or Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Resolution authorizing the LCE to enter into a MOA to avail of DOLE Programs.
  6.  Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DOLE RO and the LGU;
  7. For LGUs, City/Provincial/Municipality, copy of the portion of their Local Development Plan referring to Labor and Employment/Social Services, with detailed estimates of Approved Projected Expenditures or Estimated Expenses; and
  8. Certification of no unliquidated cash advances and/or grants from DOLE;
  9. TUPAD Program Appraisal Sheet (Care of by Field Office).

For Other Types of ACPs

  1. Application Letter by ACP addressed to the DOLE Regional Director.
  2. Detailed and duly signed TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program, indicating an equity equivalent to at least 20% of the total project cost in the form of equipment, tools and jigs; (templates are provided as ANNEX AA)
  3. Certification from the LGU/Barangay or DSWD that the target beneficiaries are displaced, underemployed, or laid-off or terminated workers, or victims of natural disaster/calamity or armed conflict.
  4. Individual Beneficiary Profile (with picture) , Profile Summary and ACP (proponent) Profile
  5. Copy of ACP Certificate of Accreditation;
  6. Board Resolution authorizing a representative to enter into a MOA;
  7. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the DOLE RO and the ACP;
  8. Audited financial reports (statements) for the past three (3) years preceding the date of project implementation. For applicant which has been in operation for less than three (3) years, financial reports for the years in operation and proof of previous implementation of similar projects;
  9. Disclosure of other related business, if any;
  10. Work and Financial Plan (WFP), and sources of and details of proponent’s equity participation in the project
  11. List and/or photographs of similar projects previously completed, if any, indicating the source of funds for implementation;
  12. Sworn affidavit of the secretary of the applicant organization/entity that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors or officers is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the official of the agency authorized to process and/or approve proposed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and release funds; and
  13. Certification from the DOLE Regional Office’s Accountant that the previous cash advance granted has been liquidated and properly taken up in the books.
  14. TUPAD Program Appraisal Sheet (Care of by Field Office).

Direct Administration

  1. Application Letter duly signed by the Local Chief Executive (LCE) addressed to the DOLE Regional Director;
  2. Detailed and duly signed TUPAD Project Proposal and Work Program, indicating an equity equivalent to at least 20% of the total project cost in the form of equipment, tools and jigs; (templates are provided as ANNEX AA);
  3. Certification from the LGU/Barangay or DSWD that the target beneficiaries are underemployed, or laid-off or terminated workers, or victims of natural disaster/calamity or armed conflict.
  4. Individual Beneficiary Profile;
  5. Profile Summary;
  6. Contract of Service;
  7. For LGUs, City/Provincial/Municipality, copy of the portion of their Local Development Plan referring to Labor and Employment/Social Services, with detailed estimates of Approved Projected Expenditures or Estimated Expenses; and
  8. TUPAD Program Appraisal Sheet (Care of by Field Office).

Others

GSIS Form