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DOLE offers BEEP Adjustment Measures Program to affected workers due to temporary closure of Boraca

 

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment spearheads the implementation of Boracay Emergency Employment Program (BEEP) for workers affected by the temporary closure of the Boracay Island.

The DOLE BEEP Adjustment Measures Program offers a comprehensive package of assistance for formal sector workers affected by the closure. It aims to enhance their employability and competitiveness, as well as mitigate the adverse economic impact of the island’s rehabilitation.

One of the components of the BEEP AMP is the financial support for displaced and suspended workers equivalent to 50% of the prevailing minimum wage in the region, deposited monthly to the beneficiary’s Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) account for a maximum period of six months. For retained workers who do not receive regular wage, 25% of the prevailing minimum wage in the region covering a 3-month period will be deposited in lump sum to the beneficiary’s LBP account.

Other components of the program include employment facilitation for affected workers to have access to available job opportunities suitable to their qualifications and training for enhancement of their skills and employability.

All affected workers of Boracay island who have gone back to Eastern Visayas are encouraged to submit complete requirements to DOLE Regional Office No.8 or nearest field office for evaluation. Documentary requirements are duly accomplished BEEP AMP form (downloadable at ro8.dole.gov.ph), certificate of employment, any government-issued ID and LBP account.

It can be recalled that Boracay was temporarily closed for 6-month rehabilitation starting April 26, 2018 pursuant to Proclamation No. 475 declaring a state of calamity in the island resulting to displacement of many workers.


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2018-07-11
YAHYA A. CENTI
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