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DOLE Bicol shells out P45.7M in aid for 9,000 displaced workers

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 09:42 PM April 02, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Bicol has released on Thursday P45.7-million worth of financial assistance to over 9,000 displaced workers in Bicol following the temporary closure of hundreds of establishments due to the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine, a health measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Joel Gonzales, DOLE Bicol chief, said the agency began on Thursday releasing P5,000 financial assistance each to 9,144 displaced workers from 541 establishments in Bicol.

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Gonzales said the financial package released to the first set of affected workers in the region was under the DOLE COVID-19 Adjustment Measure Program (CAMP).

Currently, the number of private establishments that applied for CAMP has reached 5,336. Their applications are being processed.

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At least 425 private establishments have still pending status as they were yet to comply with the needed requirements.

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