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DOLE SHALL CEASE PROCESSING NEW BEEP AMP APPLICATIONS

 

Iloilo City, Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued yesterday Department Advisory No. 3, Series of 2018 announcing that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will no longer process new BEEP Adjustment Measures Program (AMP)  applications of workers whose names are not included in the database of profiled affected formal sector database.

 

The announcement was in light of the opening of Boracay Island on October 26, 2018 and the influx of BEEP AMP applications that were received and processed by DOLE Regional Office 6.

 

Bello also emphasized that because the number of BEEP AMP applications received by the Department exceeded the fund allocation for the program, priority shall be given to those who were profiled and verified. It should be remembered that when the program started in May 2018, the funding allocated to the Department was only for 17,000 plus beneficiaries as of record, but by July 10, a total of 21,286 has been profiled, some 20% higher than the fund allocation. To date however, DOLE has already received more than 30,000 applications to date, almost double the number of workers covered by the fund allocation.  

 

Director Cyril L. Ticao of DOLE Region 6 stated that the announcement may also be related to the ongoing investigation conducted by the Department on the implementation of the program. DOLE 6 has recently started a thorough investigation on the alleged fraudulent activities of employers and employees in Boracay who were purportedly defrauding the Department in order to avail of the program’s financial assistance. Stricter measures in the evaluation and assessment of applications were also implemented especially for applicants who are not in the profiled formal sector database.

 

Ticao further confirmed that as a result of the recent pronouncement of Labor Secretary Bello, effective October 11, 2018, DOLE 6 will no longer accept new applications except from workers whose names are included in the database.

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2018-10-12
Dir. Cyril L. Ticao
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