1,850 to benefit DOLE’s cash-for-work program

By Ralph John Mijares and Edalyn Acta

ROXAS CITY — Some 1,850 Capiznons are expected to benefit from the cash-for-work program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the Bayanihan 2 law.

Mary Chris Medina, DOLE Capiz information officer, has assured the public that the beneficiaries of the program will not be those who have benefitted from the project before.

Although the DOLE is checking on the list of beneficiaries for its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program before, should there be few eligible beneficiaries, she added.

“Kon wala makita, ang mga nag-avail sa TUPAD before, maka-avail sila liwat. Ang barangay, mostly wala na bilin kay nakabaton na ang mga tawo sa TUPAD, so ang mga nakabaton sa TUPAD, pwede makakuha liwat,” Medina said.

She said that seven validators were hired by DOLE to check on unserved beneficiaries.

DOLE would prioritize the informal sector, unemployed, marginalized farmers, and on-call workers, she said.

Those who previously benefitted from the Social Amelioration Program, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), and the P5,000 financial aid from the Department of Agriculture will be excluded, she said.

Under the cash-for-work program, the beneficiaries will be paid P395 per day plus insurance benefits from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and personal protective equipment.

The project would span 15 days, with the beneficiaries working for four hours daily.*