DOLE provides financial assistance under CAMP 3

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 6 is accepting applications for COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) 3.

CAMP 3 which aims to provide financial support to the displaced or temporarily laid-off workers due to COVID 19 pandemic during the hoisting of the Alert Level 3 status in the different local government units in the region this year.

Under the program, a one-time financial assistance of Php5,000 will benefit private workers who lost their jobs due to retrenchment or permanent closure or temporary closure of their employer’s establishments as a mitigating measure due to COVID-19 during the implementation of Alert Level 3 in their areas.

“We are looking at the welfare of the workers amidst this pandemic and DOLE is never tired of providing assistance to the affected workers who had played a significant role in keeping the economy of the country in good shape,” DOLE-6 Regional Director Sixto T. Rodriguez Jr. said.

“We expect that the CAMP 3 will touch the lives of thousands of workers affected by the pandemic and will help them survive these trying times.”

Only private establishments that has implemented Temporary Closure and retrenchment or Permanent Closures due to COVID 19 during the declaration of Alert Level 3 in their areas are qualified to apply for their employees.  The companies are also required to report the closure to the online DOLE Establishment Reporting System (ERS).

Affected establishments may submit the applications with complete documentary requirements to

Applications for affected establishments must include the latest payroll covering November or December 2021 onwards.

In the absence of the payroll, companies may submit any of the following documents stated in Labor Advisory No. 12-A series of 2020: proof of payments of wages via logbook or ledger; employment status, cash voucher or petty cash voucher, authority to debit account sent by employer to bank for wages of the employees, SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG Alphalist of remittances or the list of employees with 13th month pay.

Workers and employees who temporarily or permanently lost their jobs due to the declaration of Alert Level 3 may also submit their online application with a clear photo of the applicant holding a valid government-issued ID and the duly notarized proof of employment which includes Certificate of Employment, Notice of Termination, Notarized Affidavit of Termination of Employment, or Notice of Temporary Lay-Off covering the period of Alert Level 3.

Applications will be evaluated by the concerned DOLE Regional Office No. 6 field offices. A notice of approval or denial will be sent to the applicant though electronic mail or SMS.

RD Rodriguez further reminded the applicants to be truthful in the submission of the required documents. Applications may be denied by the Regional Director for reasons of ineligibility of the applicants, misrepresentation of facts in the application or submission of falsified or tempered documents.

Government employees and foreign nationals including Persons of Concern (POCs) are disqualified in the program.

Beneficiaries may receive the benefits through bank transfer or electronic payment facility.  Applications with discrepancies on the information affecting the transfer of the assistance shall be reverted back to the concerned organization, agencies or individuals for correction.

Unclaimed financial assistance will be subjected to replacement in case a beneficiary failed to claim the benefits, 30 days from the date of disbursement or after the correction of beneficiary information.