Tacurong City – A total of 1,828 affected workers in Sultan Kudarat province availed of the Department of Labor and Employment’s – COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) amounting to P 9,140,000.00, to ease the burden brought about by the present pandemic.

In an interview, Nicy Lasaga, a worker of the H. Buenacosa Welding and Repair Shop said the one-time P5,000 cash aid given to affected workers helped in covering their daily needs.

“Dako gid ang nabulig sang  CAMP sa pareho namon nga nagaasa lang sa kita sang tindahan namon na nanirado bangud sang COVID-19 pandemic.  Madamo gid nga salamat sa DOLE sa assistance nga ginhatag sa amon,” Lasaga said.

(It’s a great help like for us relying on our establishment but had temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Thank you DOLE for the assistance.)

In a facebook post shared from Jan Enterprise and Auto Supply Management and staff, states “Tinuod nga programa para sa tanan. Dakong pagpasalamat sa pa- Camp ng DOLE under Region XII Sultan Kudarat. This is to simply show gratefulness to our National Government sharing cash assistance on this time of crisis. We, as employer, felt your presence through your help for our employees. Cheers DOLE Region XII for the unconditional yet exemplary services shared.”

The affected workers from the 188 qualified/paid establishments claimed their one-time financial aid through partner remittance center of DOLE 12.

The DOLE CAMP is a safety net program that offers a one-time P5,000 financial support to employees of companies or business establishments that have adopted flexible work arrangements or temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s good to hear that affected workers in Sultan Kudarat received their CAMP assistance right before our region improves to General Community Quarantine, were essential workers could go back to work again. We’re happy serving them this pandemic season,” said RD Sisinio Cano. End/KJForcadilla