TUPAD beneficiaries on OSH standards
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
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,
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
After the orientation,
TUPAD personal protective equipments (PPEs) to be worn during the
duration of the program were distributed to the beneficiaries.