The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas (DOLE-6) announced P157 million cash assistance would be provided for more displaced workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2).
DOLE-6 to provide P157-M cash aid for displaced workers
This time, CAMP will benefit micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who applied for the program on or before April 15, 2020 but did not receive any cash assistance under Bayanihan 1.
It would also cover employees from other private establishments that are not categorized as MSMEs who applied for Camp on or before April 15, 2020, but did not receive any financial assistance under Bayanihan 1.
CAMP would also cater to MSMEs that will apply for the first time under Bayanihan 2 and other private establishments not categorized as MSMEs that apply for the first time under Bayanihan 2.
A one-time cash aid of P5,000 shall be given to affected workers in the private establishments regardless of whether they retrenched or temporarily laid-off.
DOLE previously halted accepting applications for cash assistance under Camp.
The agency said, “it has been swamped with volumes of requests that the available fund for the program amounting to P1.6 billion is very close to being depleted.”