Over 6,000 drivers, operators, drivers and support staff will benefit from the DoTr-DoLE “enTSUPERneur program”
Poster of the Department of Transport and Labor on the launch of the enTSUPERneur program IMAGE CONTRIBUE
MORE than 6,000 drivers, operators, drivers and other transport workers are expected to benefit from the “enTSUPERneur Program”, jointly launched by the Ministry of Transport (DoTr) and the Ministry of Labor and Employment (DoLE), led by their leaders respective, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3e, as the government strives to ensure the well-being of all stakeholders affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Modernization Program of public utility vehicles (PUVMP).
Initial funding of 200 million pesos has been allocated to the program under the DoTr General Appropriations Act in 2021. Said funding will be uploaded to DoLE to implement the joint initiative under the DoLE Integrated Livelihood Program. Each beneficiary can receive a capital envelope in the amount of P 30,000 for individual projects, while a maximum amount of P 1 million can be granted for group projects, depending on the requirements of the project.
Launched under the Stakeholder Support Mechanism component of the PUVMP, the program aims to provide livelihood support for PUVMP drivers, operators and other transport members through training related to entrepreneurship, an orientation in business management, microinsurance, follow-up activities and business capital to provide with new and other livelihoods, especially during this pandemic.
The enTSUPERneur program further strengthens the DoTr campaign to ensure that no stakeholder is left behind as we move towards modernization. It will be implemented with the Tsuper Iskolar program, a collaboration between DoTr and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) which provides free training and allowances to transport workers or their families who have been affected by the upgrade. implementation of the PUVMP.