MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) approved the application of close to 400,000 tourism sector workers for the one-time P5,000 aid under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).
As of April 11, the DOLE said 14,301 tourism establishments, organizations, and associations nationwide have applied for the financial aid on behalf of their employees which account for 370,434 beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, a total of 13,123 workers applied individually for the cash aid.
The awarding was led on Monday (April 12) by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat to select beneficiaries in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal in a virtual ceremony.
The Labor Chief encouraged tourism sector workers who were displaced by the pandemic “especially those affected by the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, including the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal to apply for the financial aid” being jointly implemented by the labor and tourism departments.
Of the assistance, P1.2 billion was already remitted to payment centers, while the remaining P719.2 million is awaiting disbursement.