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Belmonte backs probe of help program over incomplete quantities given in QC

Facade of the Quezon Metropolis Corridor. (INQUIRER.web file picture)

MANILA, Philippines — Mayor Pleasure Belmonte helps the investigation being performed by the Division of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the allegedly incomplete quantities distributed underneath the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Deprived/Displaced Staff (TUPAD) program within the Second District of Quezon Metropolis.

“We have to unravel this as a result of our residents have been shortchanged right here,” Belmonte stated in an announcement issued on Saturday.

The DOLE launched the investigation after some 1,000 recipients complained that they got solely P2,000 of the P7,518 they had been purported to obtain.

It turned out {that a} program coordinator had been instructed to accompany the beneficiaries to a remittance heart and deduct P5,518 from their money help, in response to reviews.

Within the meantime, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the suspension of  TUPAD, Director Rolly Francia of the DOLE Data and Publication Service stated on Friday.

Bello additionally ordered Director Sara Buena Mirasol of the DOLE Nationwide Capital Area to look into the complaints lodged by some beneficiaries of Barangay Holy Spirit, Francia added.

TUPAD is a package deal of help that gives emergency employment for staff displaced by the lockdowns enforced to stop the unfold of COVID-19.

Displaced staff are employed for 10 to 30 days, relying on the character of the work they may carry out.


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