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DOLE to provide financial aid for displaced workers

According to an article by the Philippine Star, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be providing financial aid to workers displaced by COVID-19.

According to the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), 6,000 workers have been displaced as businesses have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help workers in need, DOLE has set aside a budget of PHP 2 billion for financial assistance. Undersecretary Benjo Benavidez said that workers may choose not to report to work and use their leave credits during the quarantine period. Moreover, those that have to undergo a mandatory quarantine, but have exhausted their leave credits will be provided financial assistance by DOLE.

The DOLE program is open for all workers, whether they’re no work, no pay workers, contractual, or regularized. While the guidelines have not yet been set, Benavidez said that the DOLE program would provide qualified workers with a monthly subsidy.

TUCP has also asked the government to provide discount caravans that will allow low paid workers access to cheaper food.

Stay tuned for more updates on the official guidelines set by DOLE.

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4 Responses

  1. Roger B. Quintana says:

    magandang umaga po, kami pong mga photographer sa lunita po SMPLI Samahan ng Malayang Photographer sa Lunita Park Inc. paano po kami matulungan simo ng pumutok yon covid-19 humina na po yon kita namin, lalo na po pag sara po ng ng maynila wala na po kaming pinag kakakitaan 65 member po kami, sana po bigyan pansing po kaming mga photographer sa lunita

  2. Celerina Pillarina says:

    Paano po ung mga garment sewers sa small scale garment business maka avail din po ba?

  3. Grand aries Rojas says:

    Kami po na tricycle driver lang….. Stay at home na nga, saan kami pupunta para maka avail ng suporta ng dole?

  4. roel de guzman says:

    isa po kong freelance laborer ng dahil sa covid ipinahinto ng may ari yung trabaho namin papaano po para maka avail ng financial support eh walang wala na po ako ngayong hawak na pera nagamit ko na po yung last na sinahod ko

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