About 2,000 workers were hired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) for the second batch of its cash for work program in Boracay.
DSWD-6 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala said the workers started last Monday and will still be assigned to help in the ongoing rehabilitation of the island.
Their work includes collecting of garbage, clearing of debris, dredging of canals, among others.
Those who were hired under the cash-for-work program will receive P323.50 daily salary or P9,705 for a 30-day period.
The DSWD releases salary of workers after every 10 days of work.
For the first batch of the cash for work program, the DSWD was able to release P17.15 million for the salary of 1,898 workers.
The DSWD targets to hire at least 8,000 workers during the closure period.
Geamala said only one member of each household is qualified to apply under the cash for work program.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now also implementing its fourth batch of cash-for-work program in Boracay.
DOLE targets to hire at least 5,000 workers.