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DOLE-XI approves first batch of workers to receive CAMP benefit

Philippine Information Agency
01 Apr 2020, 00:38 GMT+10

DAVAO CITY, March 27 (PIA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Central Office has approved as of Thursday (March 26) the applications of 66 establishments with 1,989 workers in Davao Region, for the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Programs (CAMP) benefit.

DOLE-XI reports in its press release that this is the first batch of workers who will receive the P5,000.00 CAMP benefit (per employee), most likely on the first or second week of April 2020.

DOLE-XI states that the cash benefit will be sent through MLhuillier, and that each employee will receive a Tracking or Reference No. from MLhuillier through the cellphone numbers they have indicated in the Employment Report.

The employees will personally claim the cash benefit from any MLhuillier branch.

Of the 66 qualified private companies, 26 establishments with 931 workers have applied with Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA), while 40 establishments with 1,058 workers have applied with Temporary Closure.

DOLE-XI Task Force COVID-19 is processing other applications at the moment.

According to DOLE-XI, the establishments with disapproved applications due to incomplete requirements will be notified through email for them to comply the lacking documents.

Under DOLE Department Order No. 209, series of 2020, or the "Guidelines on the Adjustment Measures Programs for Affected Workers due to the Corona Virus Disease 2019," all private establishments affected by COVID-19 will be informed to submit applications to DOLE offices.

The companies are required to submit the Establishment Report Form (downloadable from the DOLE Region XI website, and Company or Office Payroll for the month of February 2020 when the establishments have not yet implemented the FWA or temporary closure.

DOLE-XI reminds the business owners to email their applications and other documents to DOLE field office where their establishments are located.

The email addresses are: Davao City (; Davao del Sur (; Davao del Norte (; Davao de Oro (; Davao Oriental (; Davao Occidental (;

The documents will not be received directly at DOLE field offices. (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon)

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