Davao-based Boracay workers get DOLE aid

MANILA, July 12 — More workers who were displaced by the Boracay rehabilitation are availing of financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment. 

This time, 32 of them who have returned to their hometowns in Davao City were the latest beneficiaries of the Boracay Emergency Employment Program – Adjustment Measures Program or BEEP-AMP, which is DOLE’s mitigation program for formal sector workers affected by the six months closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island. 

The qualified displaced workers will receive financial support equivalent to 50 percent of the minimum wage in Region VI amounting to P4,205.50 monthly for a maximum period of six months. 

For workers retained, they will receive financial support equivalent to 25 percent 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 includes the administration of appropriate social preparation, livelihood, and training programs, provision of grants and loans as preparation for the reopening of the island. 

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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. They must submit the duly accomplished BEEP AMP Application Form which is available at http://bit.ly/BEEPAMP, certificate of employment, and any government-issued ID.

Davao Region-based Boracay rehabilitation 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. (KMG Labrador/ DOLE XI/IPS)

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