PRISONERS in Quirino, Cagayan, were given job opportunities by the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) under the TUPAD program last Labor Day.

Under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, 20 prisoners received emergency employment assistance.

They will receive P4,500 each for 10 days of community work.

DoLE with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) gave starter kits for welding, dishwashing liquid-making, rags-making, and carpentry to four convicts through DoLE’s Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

The agency in the Cagayan Valley region also distributed over P7 million worth of assistance under the TUPAD Program and DILP.

It also identified 196 people eligible for livelihood programs and 650 TUPAD beneficiaries, such as farmers affected by El Niño, persons with disabilities, and victims of armed conflicts. — Chloe Mari A. Hufana