The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Mimaropa released recently the first batch of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) amounting to P8.5 million to 1,709 employees in the region. The affected employees coming from 100 various companies in Mimaropa received P5,000 – a one-time financial assistance.
CAMP, launched by DOLE on March 17 is a safety net program to aid, through cash assistance, the affected workers and employees working in private companies that opted to adopt flexible working arrangements and those that are temporarily closed during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Employees who have complied with the submitted documentary requirements by their employers were the recipients of the first batch of CAMP. The cash grant was sent to the beneficiary-employee via their bank payroll, through bank transfer and money remittance center,
Meanwhile, DOLE Mimaropa is still processing and evaluating thousands of applications in the region. The department is urging employers in the private sector to submit their CAMP applications.
DOLE Regional Director Albert E. Gutib said that “this is just the first wave of financial assistance for private sector companies. Applications are still welcome, and payments will be released at the soonest possible time to provide additional aide to the affected formal sector workers. We will continuously move forward to serve the public ensuring that no workers will be left behind amid COVID-19 outbreak”.
In addition, DOLE reminds business owners that any misinterpretation or tampered documents will lead to disqualification of the subject of cash aid. (Lisabelle Carpio/PIA-Ormin)