DAVAO CITY: The city government here is opening over 6,000 slots for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program for Dabawenyos who are out of work following the implementation of the anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) measures.

The slots for Tupad were opened after the city received a P40-million grant from the Barangay Ko, Bahay ko (#BKBK) Bayanihan 2 of the Department of Labor and Employment.

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Tupad Davao program head Norman Baloro. FB Photo

Tupad Davao program head Norman Baloro said 6,274 Dabawenyos will benefit from the emergency cash employment assistance program.

The city has allotted 700 slots for the transport sector; 280 slots for solo parents retrenched due to Covid-19; 37 for blind masseurs; and 100 for Public Employment Services Office Davao walk-in applicants.

This will also benefit 4,900 individuals for City Social Welfare and Development Office District Offices and 257 for the unserved Work for Davao technical working group.

Baloro said anyone can apply, especially those who have not availed yet of any assistance offered by the government.

“We are looking for those unserved and left out from all the other assistance given by the government such as the Work for Davao. They haven’t received [assistance under the] Social Amelioration Program from DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). They haven’t availed yet of Tupad and other emergency subsidy programs by the government,” he said.

Under the program, each beneficiary will receive P6,000 for 15 days of community work.

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