Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 lockdown can go straight to the Department of Labor and Employment for a one-time PHP 5,000 cash aid.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said:
“We advise the worker na sabihan ‘yung mga kasamahan niyang worker na sila na lang mag-submit sa amin. Tapos ipapadala na lang namin ito [via money remittance]. Di na namin ipapadaan sa employer,” he said in a virtual press briefing.
According to Secretary Silvestre Bello :
We advise workers to come together and submit the requirement to us then we will send the money to them. We will no longer involve their employers.
All employees who are not currently employed by an enhanced community quarantine in our country will receive financial assistance from the government.
The number of employers who refuse to file for DOLE’s COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) that entitles displaced workers with cash assistance, Department of Labor and Employment is now allowing workers to go directly to the agency.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that they are continuously processing applications and will provide updates from time to time.
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