TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol (July 6, 2020) – Gov. Art Yap successfully linked the people to the livelihood assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at this challenging time brought about by Covid-19 pandemic.

At least 2,916 beneficiaries of the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will start their three-month work on July 16 and will culminate on October 15.

Yap received the update from the report of Hadassah Liezel T. Pizaña of DOLE-Bohol during this morning’s virtual presser with Capitol’s Matt Nemenzo on PGBh Updates morning edition.

DOLE has a continuing budget from 2019 of P124 million for the GIP.

Under the GIP program, each of the 2,916 beneficiaries who will work for three months (July 16-October 15) will receive a stipend of P404/day (the Cebu minimum rate).

Ms. Pizaña explained that it is not a salary but just a stipend or a sort of allowance for the interns to be assigned to different government offices.

LIVELIHOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAM

DOLE also has Kabuhayan Program which awards livelihood grants, with an allocation of P14,439,177 in livehood fund. This has been obligated to identified associations as beneficiaries.

TUPAD (Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers) = P17.5 million

This is the same program that benefited many Boholanos during calamities such as the impact of El Niño phenomenon, and the 2013 Earhquake.

At this time of Covid-19, the Tupad budget has been obligated to 4,323 beneficiaries in 2020, where 1,741 are female.

The TUPAD Budget is pegged at P17,936,230.

TUPAD program is broken into TUPAD BKBK and Post-Covid-19 Intervention.

TUPAD BKBK has a budget of P10,370,890 and intended for 2,520 beneficiaries. This was allocated at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

POST-COVID 19 INTERVENTION has an allocation of P7,565,340 for 1,803 beneficiaries.

Here, the LGUs identify what type of work and which area will the beneficiaries be assigned.

Usually, the beneficiaries are assigned to some manual works near their residences.