DOLE-7 defers submission of permits applications while ECQ is in effect

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/13/2020

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — The submission of applications for new and renewal of registrations, licenses, and permits at the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) is temporarily suspended while Cebu City, where the regional…

No job fairs on Labor Day amid enhanced community quarantine

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas announced the suspension of the simultaneous job fairs that were scheduled to be held region-wide to mark Labor Day. DOLE-7, in an emailed…

SBWS program to provide wage subsidy for formal sector workers affected by ECQ

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Here’s good news for formal sector workers who were unable to avail of the one-time cash assistance under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP). While the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) could no longer…

DOLE to resume CAMP assistance to formal sector workers if given additional funding

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment could resume the release of cash assistance to formal sector workers if it gets additional funds for the COVID Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III bared the…

DOLE suspends acceptance of CAMP application, funds almost depleted

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Workers who belong to the formal sector who have yet to apply for financial assistance under the Covid Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) could no longer do so. The Department of Labor and Employment…

DOLE relaxes documentary requirements for CAMP availment

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —More workers are expected to avail of the financial assistance under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) decided to relax its documentary requirements. A press statement…

Bello urges big businesses to continue paying workers displaced by ECQ

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —As the number of displaced workers breached the 1-million mark, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III urged anew big businesses to continue paying their workers who had been unable to work due to the extended…

OFWs affected by global pandemic to receive P10K one-time financial aid from DOLE

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus 2019 pandemic will soon receive a one-time financial assistance of P10,000. “The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already prepared the guidelines of the DOLE-AKAP (Abot…

Assistance to displaced workers to be disbursed thru ‘kwarta padala’

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local government units in Cebu will be helping displaced workers to avail of the assistance programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said workers belonging to both the…

DOLE to give cash aid to 350,000 workers affected by ECQ by April 14

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is aiming to give cash assistance to about 350,000 formal and informal workers who were not able to go to work due to the enhanced community quarantine…

DOLE allows delayed payment of holiday pay for April holidays

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Due to the crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allowed companies to defer the payment of holiday pay for the three holidays in April.…

Suspend deployment of nurses overseas amid COVID-19 crisis, DOLE urged

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  A lawmaker is urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino nurses overseas as the country fights the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City…

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