DOLE Gives P5,000 Cash Assistance For Workers Out Of Work During Lockdown
P5,000 CASH ASSISTANCE FOR WORKERS – Amid the coronavirus lockdown, thousands of workers were affected.
As such, the government had been taking measures to address the issue. Due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, public transportation and other services have been suspended.
In lieu of this, several cities have provided cash aid to drivers hit by the suspension of public transport. Moreover, the Department of Labor and Employment would also give P5,000 cash assistance for other workers affected by the lockdown.
According to a report from ABS-CBN, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello had urged employers to make use of the financial aid for workers affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
Bello stated that all companies in the formal sector no matter the size, are able to utilize financial cash assistance of P5,000. Furthermore, he stated that proof of payroll would be needed.
Mismong employer nila ang magpapadala ng payroll. Tapos magpapadala kami ng pera sa employer para sa mga empleyado na hindi nakapasok dahil sa quarantine
Additionally, he said that as long as a worker wasn’t able to get to work amid the quarantine, that worker is eligible for the cash assistance.
Meanwhile, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were left jobless due to COVID-19 are also eligible for a $200 cash assistance.
As per the report, this was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for infectious disease. However, the release of funds was still pending for approval by the Department of Budget and Management.
Currently, there have been 1.418 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. Along with this, the virus has caused 71 fatalities.
Worldwide, there are now over 700,000 cases of COVID-19. Additionally, there are over 33,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, over 151,000 have recovered.
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