Avail Camp, TUPAD – DOLE advises displaced tourism workers

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Baguio City – The Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) encourages displaced tourism workers in the formal and informal sectors to avail of the financial assistance and the emergency employment program of the government.

DOLE-CAR Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman said under Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001 signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, tourism industry workers, such as tour guides and service staff, may receive a one-time financial aid amounting to P5,000 under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).

“Workers may avail of the assistance provided that they are employed under a Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited Primary Tourism Enterprise, DOT-accredited Secondary Tourism Enterprise, Local Government Unit-licensed (non-DOT-accredited) Primary Tourism Enterprise, or a registered Community-Based Tourism Organization (CBTO).” Guzman added.

Establishments with DOT accreditation may directly visit https://reports.dole.gov.ph/  for the online application.

To apply for CAMP, applicants may select the “Apply for CAMP Financial Assistance” option. If applying for laid-off workers, the applicant simply needs to fill in the online form.

Each applicant will be given a tracking number to monitor the progress of their application.

Meanwhile, workers in the informal sector whose means of livelihood are tourism-related may apply for inclusion in the cash-for-work program under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program.

The CAMP and TUPAD are being implemented in fulfilment of the goals of Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, which was enacted on September 11 to address the widespread economic and societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Patrick Rillorta


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