by Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippine News Agency | Saturday, 25 June 2016
College teachers and non-teaching personnel that were displaced by the implementation of the K-12 this year may avail of the Department of Labor and Employment-Adjustment Measures Program (DOLE-AMP).
According to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz the financial assistance, the amount to be given to qualified beneficiary, would be based on the prevailing median salary of higher education institution (HEI) per nature of appointment per region, or his or her previous monthly salary, whichever was lower.
“We established the K-12 DOLE AMP to support the displaced HEI personnel in the transition to self or full-time employment through financial support, employment facilitation, and training and livelihood,” she said.
The DOLE chief noted that the duration of the financial support will be for three months for non-permanent and six months for permanent HEI personnel.
For those HEI personnel who are non-permanent and has no other sources say of income, and suffered total loss of income, he or she will be entitled to six months of financial support, provided that his or her latest income tax return will be submitted during the application verification.
The financial assistance will be released every end of the month through the K-12 DOLE AMP authorized banks.
The employment facility on services includes procedures reemployment of displaced personnel, which include profiling of displaced HEI personnel, matching and job referrals.
Qualified beneficiaries can avail of the employment facilitation through DOLE’s labor market information consisting of the Phil-Jobnet facility, employment of job search kiosks, and industry career guides and occupational pamphlets.
On the other hand, Undersecretary Nicon Fameronag, DOLE Spokesperson, said that they asked their regional offices to submit an update report on the affected HEI personnel due to the K-12 implementation.
DOLE initial data show that 40 teachers have been displaced in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The government has allocated Php500 million. Qualified teachers and HEI personnel are entitled to get financial assistance which ranges from Php 7,000 to Php 25,000. (PNA)