Were self-employed and have lost their livelihoods (including farmers and fishermen) because of natural or man-made disasters are given priority by this program.

Before engaging to work, beneficiaries must undergo Basic Orientation on Safety and Health and will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment in the form of T-shirt and hat. Beneficiaries are also enrolled in group micro-insurance and will be issued TUPAD ID.

The program will only provide assistance to specific projects such as; (1) Social Community Projects like repair, maintenance, and/or improvement of common public facilities and infrastructure such as schools and health centers, debris clearing, de-clogging of canals, debris segregation and materials recovery, stockpiling and clearing, (2) Economic community projects like repair, maintenance and/or rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, bridges, post-harvest facilities, public markets and common service facilities such as production and display centers, fishports, and (3) Agro-forestry community projects, such as tree planting, seedling preparation, and reforestation.

A total of 553 beneficiaries from the Municipalities of Baroy, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Tubod, Bacolod, Kapatagan, Kolambugan, Matungao and Sapad gathered at Rianas to personally receive their wages from DOLE personnel for 10 days work in their respective communities or barangays. This assistance comes from the budget of Senator Sonny Anggara.

Governor Angging sees this program of DOLE as an opportunity for the disadvantaged or displaced workers in the province to rise above and help ease the burden by just simply availing the program of the agency. The Provincial Chief Executive as well expressed her sincerest gratitude to Senator Sonny Angara in giving importance to the residents of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

TUPAD is a component of the Department of Labor and Employment – Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program, or DILEEP in close partnership with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN