The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now implementing simpler guidelines for recipients of Boracay Emergency Employment Program (BEEP).
Based on the recent department order of DOLE, all affected Boracay workers regardless of their status will now receive ₱4,200 per month, or 50% of the monthly minimum wage for Region VI, for a period of six months, according to Carmella Abellar, DOLE-Aklan officer-in-charge.
“There will be no more distinctions,” Abellar said.
Retained workers will also receive P4,200 for six months instead of the P2,100 per month for a period of three months.
Instead of two job contacts and one training per month, BEEP beneficiaries will only be required to submit two job contacts and one training for the six months duration, according to Abellar.
BEEP beneficiaries can now also receive their payment through M Lhuillier Financial Services, according to Abellar.
She said DOLE has started releasing through M Lhuiller this week.
Those who already applied for cash cards with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) cash cards can still receive their financial assistance through the bank.
Abellar said LBP-Caticlan is set to release cash cards to 2,207 beneficiaries starting today.
According to DOLE, all formal sector workers or those with specific or determined employers are qualified to apply for BEEP-AMP.
She said DOLE is already fast tracking the release of financial assistance of qualified applicants.
At present, DOLE has already approved close to 11,000 applications.