DOLE Bicol expands CAMP 2 cash aid coverage

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec 7 (PIA) – Freelance workers and employers with flexible working arrangements can now avail the P5,000 cash aid for the Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) under the Bayanihan 2.

“Under the latest DOLE advisory, the CAMP under Bayanihan 2 has expanded its coverage of qualified employees. Freelance workers and those who received the CAMP benefit before April 15 are now eligible applicants. Employers implementing flexible work arrangement after April 15 until today can also apply,” DOLE Bicol information officer Johanna Vi Gasga said at the Talakayan sa PIA Albay radio program.

Requirements needed for freelancers are Bureau of Internal (BIR) registration form as  freelance worker and Income Tax Return.

Displaced workers from other areas who has returned in the region can also apply.

 

Call for application

Gasga calls on applicants to register online to fill up the 43,536 CAMP beneficiary slots allotted for the Bicol Region, amounting to over PHP 218 – million.

“Over 40,000 slots are allotted for the Bicol region. For the regular CAMP, there are 30,023 slots amounting to PHP 150,115,000. There’s also an added fund allocation for the education and tourism sectors,” Gasga said.

Gasga cited some 12, 788 slots for the tourism sector with a total allocation of P63.9 – million and 725 slots for the education sector, which is now 100% filled-in, amounting to PHP 3.6 – million.

“Slots are limited. The application is on first come, first serve basis. Since we are using an online system, wherein the time of application is recorded, applications with complete requirements will be processed first,” Gasga said.

The deadline of application is on December 10.

“We urge our applicants to file before the deadline since it will take seven days evaluation period. It may take two weeks before the applicant will receive the financial aid,” Gasga said.

Interested applicants can file in this link: https://reports.dole.gov.ph/ (SAA-PIA5/Albay)

 

 



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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