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DOLE-CAMP NorthMin now resumes, pays 21,410 displaced workers

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4 December 2020

 

DOLE-CAMP NorthMin now resumes, pays 21,410 displaced workers

 

Cagayan de Oro City, 1 December --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) OIC-Regional Director Albert E. Gutib announced under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program’s (CAMP)-2 one-time PhP 5,000.00 financial assistance. A total of 21,410 affected workers from covered applicant employers in the private sector as of 3 December 2020 amounting to PhP 107.050 Million. 

 

As mandated under DOLE Department Order No. 218, Series of 2020, otherwise known as the “Guidelines on the implementation of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP2) under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” specified under Republic Act No. 11464, eligible beneficiaries are the displaced workers/employees due to COVID-19 including regardless of status such as: probationary, project, seasonal, contractual and casual employees in the private establishments including health institutions, culture and arts, creative industries – i.e. film, audiovisual workers, broadcast, construction, public transport, trade and industries, cooperatives, and other industry sectors.

 

Priority beneficiaries are:

1.    Unserved workers under the micro, small and medium establishments (MSMEs) [with 1-199 workers] and other establishments not categorized as such, who applied for CAMP1 on or before 15 April 2020 but did not receive any financial assistance under BAYANIHAN1 or unserved beneficiaries; and

2.    Workers under MSMEs and other establishments who opt to apply for the first time under BAYANIHAN 2.

 

Applicants who received any one of the following financial assistance under BAYANIHAN1 can not avail CAMP2:

1.    Government employees (Local Government Units and Job Order personnel);

2.    Beneficiaries of:

a.    Department of Finance’s (DOF) Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program;

b.    SSS Unemployment Benefit;

c.    DSWD’s Expanded and Enhanced Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program;

d.    DSWD’s assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation;

e.    Department of Agriculture’s Cash Assistance for Rice Farmers;

3.    Owners, top management, workers with monthly gross salary of PhP 40,000.00 and above; and

4.    Foreign Nationals except Persons of Concerns (POCs).

 

Applications under CAMP2 or Bayanihan2 shall apply either as employer (for their respective workers) or as individual applicants.

 

Employers of private establishments who have temporarily closed/laid-off workers shall submit report via online using this link  https://reports.dole.gov.ph with the following attachments:

·         Worker’s payslip/verified handwritten payslip;

·         Proof of payment of wages via logbook/ledger;

·         Employment contract;

·         Cash voucher/petty cash voucher;

·         Authority to debit account sent by employer to bank for the wage of employees;

·         SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Alphalist or list of remittances;

·         BIR Form 2316; or

·         List of employees with 13th Month Pay.

 

Moreover, displaced/temporarily laid-off workers may apply to the same onsite link mentioned above, on individual capacity, are required to attach the following:

1.    Clear photo of himself/herself holding a valid government-issued ID;

2.    Certificate issued by SSS that the applicant is not a recipient of any financial assistance from said agency OR proof of SSS Notice of Denial such as screenshot of email; and

3.    Proof of Unemployment, i.e. Certificate of Employment, Notice of Termination, or Affidavit of Termination of Employment.

 

After online submission, the applicants are provided a Tracking Number which may be used to follow-up application status in the said website.

 

All applicants are reminded that their applications are evaluated by DOLE -X within seven working days from receipt of their complete documents. After the lapse of the evaluation period, DOLE-X will send thru electronic mail to the applicant a Notice of Approval for approved applications or Notice of Denial for denied applications.

 

As of this date, payments for approved applications are ongoing through MLhuiller as DOLE’s accredited service provider whose services are available region-wide and nationwide, in general within two weeks upon approval of the application.

 

Of the 5,203 submitted applications covering 89,971 affected workers, applications from 452 companies with 21,003 affected workers are evaluated and 25,288 workers from 1,581 applicant-establishments are processed for payment.

 

Applications received distributed by area: Cagayan de Oro City recorded the highest at 1,547 companies with 23,488 affected workers; followed by Bukidnon province at 1,289 companies affecting 35,156 workers; Lanao del Norte province at 782 companies covering 11,141 affected workers; Misamis Occidental province at 767 companies with 8,911 affected workers; Misamis Oriental province reported 571 companies involving 9,802 workers; and Camiguin Island province recorded 247 companies with 1,473 workers.

 

Currently, DOLE-X is maximizing its efforts to fast-track the evaluation of the applications submitted online by realigning majority of its manpower working on it. Director Gutib specifically emphasized that based on the said DOLE Department Order (DO 218-20) on CAMP and local directives of the LGU, the strict observance of basic health and safety protocols including social distancing and community quarantine, as main objective of submitting CAMP2 applications online.

 

The DOLE’s DO 218-20, otherwise known as the “CAMP2” was approved by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on 28 October 2020 and took effect three days after its publication.

 

CAMP is a safety net program granting a one-time financial support to affected workers in the formal sector regardless of work status. With the rising incidence of COVID-19, CAMP is a mechanism of social protection that ensures the welfare of affected workers in the formal sector employed either directly or indirectly or any legitimate contractual arrangements. 

 

Aimed to address and cushion financial difficulties of workers affected by the pandemic COVID-19, the government through DOLE grants PhP5,000.00 one-time financial assistance to affected workers in private establishments whose employment face or suffer interruption due to COVID-19 pandemic like FWA with reduction of their earning capacity or retention of employment but reduced working hours and incomes due to FWAs; or whose employment is disrupted by reason of temporary suspension of business operation  or closure due to COVID-19.

 

Applicants with discrepancies in their submitted names or mobile numbers shall direct their concerns to dole10.camp2@gmail.com.

 

End/Mildred E. Dablio/DOLE-X

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