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20-K WV workers get DOLE cash aid

first_imgBACOLOD City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has provided cash aid of P5,000 each to a total of 20,006 workers in Western Visayas affected by the enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).DOLE’s cash assistance to qualified employees in this region was done through its COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).“DOLE is working really hard to make sure that your financial support is released as soon as possible,” the DOLE in Region 6 said on its official Facebook page.Based on DOLE’s figures on Monday, more than P100 million worth of cash aid has been disbursed to workers of 1,061 establishments in this region.On May 5, DOLE-6 announced that the notice approval for batches 26 to 42 was uploaded.Workers in establishments located in Iloilo province, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Antique, Aklan, Guimaras, Iloilo City, and Bacolod City affected by flexible working arrangements and temporary closure amid the COVID-19 crisis are the recipients.  DOLE’s cash assistance is released through its partner-money transfer service outlets which send text notices to the recipients once the financial aid is available.DOLE Department Order 209 dated March 17 said that the one-time financial assistance shall be given to affected workers in a lump sum, non-conditional, regardless of employment status.CAMP is the labor agency’s safety net that seeks to provide financial support to affected workers in order to mitigate the adverse economic impact and reduction of income.Meanwhile, the DOLE-6 has also released P4.735 million in financial assistance to beneficiaries of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD).As of May 1, a total of 12,576 beneficiaries have been approved to avail of the program.TUPAD is a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers for a minimum period of 10 days and not exceeding maximum of 30 days depending on the nature of work to be performed.(With a report from PNA/PN) Sources of income of several workers in Western Visayas are affected by the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The Department of Labor and Employment has provided cash aid of P5,000 each to a total of 20,006 qualified workers in this region as of May 4. COCONUTlast_img

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