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DOLE-RO8 orients TUPAD beneficiaries on OSH standards

TUPAD beneficiaries on OSH standards

July 28, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 8 through its West Leyte Field Office conducted an orientation on Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) for the 167 beneficiaries of Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) on 23 July 2020 at NELAPTC Building, Brgy. Picas, Javier, Leyte.

The said orientation is a pre-requisite for any TUPAD program of DOLE to be implemented. Aside from the OSH standards, the beneficiaries coming from ten (10) barangays of Javier, were likewise given information on the minimum health standards against the COVID-19.

Present during the activity were Cong. Carl Cari of the 5th Congressional District of Leyte, Mayor Michael Dragon Javier of LGU-Javier and Ms. Bethel Napoles, PESO Manager of Javier. Also in attendance representing DOLE RO8 Regional Director Yahya Centi, was Mr. Edgar Tabuyan, Head of DOLE-WLFO together with Engr. Niño Joseph Pey, Senior Labor and Employment Officer, who discussed the OSH standards.

Mr. Tabuyan shared during the event that the TUPAD program is the department’s response to the need of the displaced workers in the informal sector especially in this time of pandemic where many have lost their sources of income.

“Let this TUPAD program bring you relief while we are facing this global pandemic. This may not be that much but we know it will be of great help to you and your families”, said Tabuyan.

The TUPAD program will be implemented in Javier for fifteen (15) days and the workers will be deployed for the cleaning of barangays such as de-clogging of canals, side street clean-up, grass trimming and central park cleaning.

After the orientation, TUPAD personal protective equipments (PPEs) to be worn during the duration of the program were distributed to the beneficiaries.