Displaced and disadvantaged workers in ECQ areas can now apply to the emergency employment program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.
Bello has directed the remaining funds of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program to assist displaced formal sector workers during the two-week ECQ period in the National Capital Region (NCR).
“‘Yung mga self-employed, unemployed… bibigyan namin sila ng 10 days of work,” he said. Under TUPAD, qualified individuals will be receiving P5,370 after work completion.
Bello said even small companies and employees can apply to the said program.
“’Yung employer they will send to us the list of employees affected then we will remit to the employer ‘yung amount,” he said.