1,074 workers in the formal sector in the National Capital Region (NCR) received their 5k grant through DOLE’s COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).
“We’ve processed a total of Php 5,504,250.00 financial support and each of the CAMP beneficiaries received their 5k assistance through a money remittance scheme,” said DOLE-NCR Regional Director Sarah Buena S. Mirasol in a report submitted to DOLE Bureau of Local Employment on March 24, 2020.
As of said date, DOLE-NCR received 46,213 CAMP applications submitted by 973 private establishments in Metro Manila that have implemented Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) or temporary closure, in view of the DOLE Labor Advisory No. 9, series of 2020.
From the said number of applications, the regional office are currently processing over 43,000 requests for financial assistance.
Due to the influx of applications received online, Mirasol asked for patience and cooperation of the employers. Also, in compliance with the quarantine protocol and to help prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19, the regional director had temporarily restricted the entry of visitors in their physical office and advised their clients to send their CAMP applications through e-mail.
“We have a skeletal workforce available in the office but in strict adherence to the Enhanced Community Protocol in Luzon, we are temporarily not welcoming any visitors. Please understand that we prioritize the safety and health of our customers and so we request our clients and partners to transact or communicate with us online via e-mail or through our hotline numbers to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Mirasol said.
Signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on March 17, 2020, the DOLE Department Order 209-20 or the Guidelines on the Adjustment Measures Program for Affected Workers due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program is a safety net program that offers financial support to affected workers in private establishments that have adopted FWAs or temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under DOLE-CAMP, a one-time Financial Assistance equivalent to Php 5,000 shall be provided to affected workers in lump sum, non-conditional, regardless of the employment status. They also have an option to avail of the Employment Facilitation that provides affected workers an access to available job opportunities suitable to their qualifications through job matching, referral and placement services either for local or overseas employment, employment coaching, and labor market information.
To avail of the 5k financial assistance, affected workers whose companies have implemented FWAs or temporary closure are to submit the completed DOLE Establishment Report on the COVID-19 Form
and Company Payroll for the month of February (or earlier), pursuant to Labor Advisory No. 12, series of 2020. For immediate processing and remittance of the 5k assistance, DOLE-NCR also requests a copy of payroll account numbers of affected workers and company payroll's bank name / branch.
DOLE-NCR through its six field offices is open online via e-mail and through hotline numbers below for any related inquiries or concerns on CAMP from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM:
CAMANAVA FIELD OFFICE (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Hotline: 0998-963-3903
MUNTAPARLAS FIELD OFFICE (Muntinlupa, Taguig, Parañaque, Las Piñas)
E-mail: email@example.com / Hotline: 0998-963-3859
PAPAMAMARISAN FIELD OFFICE (Pasig, Pateros, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Hotline: 0947-994-1433
MANILA FIELD OFFICE
E-mail: email@example.com / Hotline: 0998-963-3971
MAKATI-PASAY FIELD OFFICE
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Hotline: 0995-334-3174 / 0928-354-4238
QUEZON CITY FIELD OFFICE
E-mail: email@example.com / Hotline: 0925-487-5979 / 0947-881-3044