DOLE 11 assists 32 workers affected by Boracay closure

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 11 assisted 32 workers coming from Boracay Island as part of its adjustment measures program.

The Boracay Emergency Employment Program – Adjustment Measures Program (BEEP-AMP) is a DOLE mitigation program for formal sector workers affected by the 6 months closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island, the DOLE said.
Under BEEP-AMP, displaced workers will receive financial support equivalent to 50% of the minimum wage in Region VI amounting to P4,205.50 monthly for a maximum of six months.
For workers retained, they will receive financial support equivalent to 25% of the minimum wage of Region VI or 2,102.75 for a period of three months and shall be deposited in lump sum to their accounts.
Other than the financial packages, there are also various assistance lodged under BEEP which include the administration of appropriate social preparation, livelihood, and training programs, provision of grants and loans as preparation for the reopening of the island.
For Davao Region, out of the 32 workers, 13 workers have already received their first tranche of financial support.
Affected Boracay employees may avail of the program through the DOLE regional offices with the following requirements:
-Duly accomplished BEEP AMP Application Form
(available via http://bit.ly/BEEPAMP)
-Certificate of Employment
-Any government-issued ID
Davao Region based Boracay affected workers may apply at DOLE XI located at the 4th Floor, AMQ Building, Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City and look for Ms. Erika Jil Diaz, the DOLE said in a statement.

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