DOLE, CTU Danao offer jobs to displaced workers

Job seekers (back row) join the coalition toward poverty alleviation as agreed upon by CTU, DOLE, LGU and APP officials (front row).

Jobs are up for grabs via Tulong Paghahanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) by the Department of Labor and Employment and Cebu Technological University (CTU) Danao.

Signed on November 28, the MOA provides employment to displaced or disadvantaged workers for a period of 10 to 30 days, depending on the nature of work.

The Philippine Institute for Labor Studies defines displaced workers as those separated from their jobs or involuntarily terminated from employment, yielding no assurance of re-employment to the same employer (

TUPAD allocates minimum wage and a package of services to qualified beneficiaries, including skills training which capacitates them to sustain the drive for better living once the contract expires.

Signatories were CTU Vice President for PEBA Edgar Tibay, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Salome Siaton, Danao City Mayor Ramon ‘Nito’ D. Durano III and CTU Danao Campus Director Rose Mary Almacen among others.

The program is also adopted by CTU campuses in Tuburan and San Francisco. Ale Taneo/ICPA