The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now accepting applicants for its cash for work program in Boracay.
At least 8,000 slots are open for workers and residents affected by the Boracay closure, according to Regional Director Rebecca Geamala.
Geamala said the DSWD has allocated P77 million for the program.
Interested applicants can apply at the DSWD Operation Center at Faith Village in Station 3.
The cash for work program is purposely designed to augment the daily income of residents from Barangays Balabag, Yapak and Manocmanoc, meantime that the island is closed for tourism operations.
Under the program, each worker will receive P323.50 daily wage that will last for 30 days.
Those will be hired will be assigned in different areas in the three villages of Boracay identified by the Malay Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Hired workers may be assigned to do labor work such as digging, dredging, desilting of canals and drainage, planting of trees, reforestation, clearing pathways, shelter/facilities repair, demolition of illegal structure, clearing of debris, garbage collection, installation of support facilities, hauling of food and non-food items and alike.
Other workers will also be assigned to do technical or office work such as assist enumeration/profiling, preparation of report, preparation of replenishment and liquidations, disbursements during actual payments, camp management, operation center management, monitoring and alike.