DOLE Siquijor releases P5k to COVID-19 affected workers
SIQUIJOR, April 7 (PIA) — At least 94 workers in the formal sector in Siquijor province have received P5,000 each from the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) distributed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Siquijor through MLhuillier-Siquijor, Siquijor Branch.
According to DOLE-Siquijor Officer-In-Charge Nole Torres, their office have processed 102 establishments with 1,401 workers in the formal sector that are already uploaded in their system.
As of April 2, Torres said 94 workers who belong to the first batch and who have complied with the requirements have received the P5,000.
They are from GL Shipping Lines and Industries Inc., GL Motors and Industries, Capilay’s Spring Cuisine and Leisure Park, Ligutom Store, Tagbalayon, Isla Inn, The Bruce Luxury Private Cottage, The Sylvia’s Guest House/ Sylvia’s Bar & Restaurant, and Palm Village Guest House.
Other establishments with applications are waiting for approval at the regional office.
This means that these these applicant-establishments have submitted the complete set of requirements to DOLE for the availment of CAMP that included the Letter of Intent (LOI), establishment report, company payroll, and others, Torres said.
Torres said CAMP, which is a social protection program for workers in the formal sector to address their financial difficulties, is part of the government’s Social Amelioration Program under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act that provides a subsidy ranging from P5,000 to P6,000 per month to low-income households affected by the COVID-19 crisis through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and DOLE.
He said processing is still ongoing and their office is still accepting applicants.
In a press release, DOLE said they only accept documents from clients online in support to the government’s call for everyone to observe physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For documents or applications related to the availment of the CAMP, clients are advised to send them to the following emails:
- Companies located within the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu- firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Companies in Cebu Province outside the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu- email@example.com;
- Companies located in the Province of Negros Oriental- firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Companies in Siquijor- email@example.com; and
- Companies located in Bohol- firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We just have to establish a strict protocol on physical distancing. So for our clients, don’t feel offended when the public assistance desk officer of the day would keep his distance from you as the same is purposely done for everyone’s safety. If possible, since all of us are urged to stay at home, call our hotlines or email us for your concerns,” said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome Siaton in the press release.
DOLE-7 can be reached at (0977) 610 9202 from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and through (032) 266-2792 from Monday to Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For DOLE-Siquijor Field Office, the number is 09154145662. (rac/PIA-Siquijor)