DOLE-XI releases P29M CAMP fund for 2 batches of affected workers
DAVAO CITY, April 3 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment XI (DOLE-XI) has already disbursed a total of P29,945,000.00 cash assistance under the Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP), for 5,989 affected workers from 409 private establishments in the region.
In its press release today, DOLE-XI disclosed that it has just released as of April 3, P20 million CAMP fund for the second batch involving 279 establishments with 4,000 workers.
On Thursday (April 2), the agency disbursed P9,945,000.00 for the first batch of recipients, covering 130 establishments with 1,989 workers.
In an earlier press release, DOLE-XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said that the P5,000.00 cash assistance to each of the first batch of recipients can be withdrawn through money remittance starting on the second week of April 2020.
“Our team has been focusing and working fast in the evaluation of the thousands of applications that are in our inbox. Rest assured, we will do our best to speed up the work so that we can assist as soon as possible,” Agravante stated.
Another batch of applications totaling to 7,900 are for evaluation.
DOLE-XI said that the members of its DOLE-XI Task Force Covid-19 have been working full time in evaluating applications received via emails, while the agency’s accounting team is also doubling efforts in preparing the payrolls.
It explains that CAMP is “a safety net program for the workers in the formal sector affected by flexible work arrangements or temporary closure. Regardless of employment status, an employee will receive a five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) cash assistance from the department.” (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon/DOLE-XI PR)