On April 11-12, 2024, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in partnership with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), facilitated the simultaneous Orientation and Contract Signing event for 100 farmer-beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanap-buhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program in San Luis and Casiguran, Aurora.

DOLE Aurora TUPAD Coordinator Angelo S. Gonzales commenced the Orientation, explaining the purpose of the TUPAD Program. It aims to provide short-term employment opportunities to marginalized and displaced workers in the Philippines. The said program serves as a vital support system for those facing economic difficulties, offering them a stepping stone to regain their footing and improve their financial stability.

Gonzales emphasized that TUPAD programs not only provide temporary employment but also impart valuable skills and knowledge that can lead to a more sustainable livelihood in the future. This holistic approach addresses both immediate financial needs and long-term economic resilience. The collaboration between DOLE and NIA, along with the participation of local stakeholders, underscores the commitment to supporting vulnerable sectors and fostering inclusive growth. Such initiatives contribute to promoting social justice and reducing inequality, ultimately leading to a more prosperous and equitable society for all Filipinos.