DOLE-7 pays out P12.5 million for Bayanihan 2 program
Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  A total of P12.5 million was disbursed by the Department of Labor and Employment 7 for its COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP)-Bayanihan 2 as of November 19, 2020.

DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton said that amount has benefitted 2,500 workers at P5,000 each.

The CAMP-Bayanihan 2 is a one-time availment of P5,000 for the formal sector workers.

These workers, Siaton said, came from 231 establishments in Central Visayas.

DOLE-7 said that around 713 workers would collectively get the assistance coming from 41 establishments situated in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

In Cebu and Bohol provinces, a total of 23 and 36 establishments, respectively, benefited the program covering 189 and 326 workers, respectively.

While in Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces, a total of 1,119 and 153 workers, respectively, who benefitted coming from 132 establishments combined.

“The amount we have disbursed as well as the data we’ve released will change over the next couple of days or even each day as we continue evaluating CAMP applications in all of our field offices,” said Siaton in a statement.

The beneficiaries, Siaton said, will just be waiting for their reference numbers, which will be distributed to them through text blast by a money remittance center - the DOLE’s CAMP service provider.

Siaton added that some of the beneficiaries already claimed their financial assistance such as those in the education sector as the DOLE-7 started disbursing CAMP funds last November 13, 2020.

Siaton said that this is in support of the commitment of DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III to the Duterte administration that the releasing of CAMP assistance should start by November 15, 2020. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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