MANILA (April 21, 2020, 4:09 PM)—Following the suspension of applications for the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) effective 5:00 PM of April 15th, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already processed a total of Php 421,495,000.00 financial assistance for some 84,299 affected workers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Said processed CAMP applications were from 2,371 establishments in Metro Manila of which 593 have implemented flexible working arrangements while 1,778 are on temporarily closure.

In its official statement on April 16th, the DOLE Central Office said that the CAMP requests ballooned beyond the capacity of the Department’s resources. For the NCR’s case as of this writing, there are now 575,996 affected workers reported by 12,193 establishments.

“We sincerely apologize to all our clients in NCR who will not have the chance to avail of the CAMP financial assistance. Regretfully, we cannot also guarantee payment for those clients who have submitted before the suspension notice of our central office since we will only work around the remaining funds,” said DOLE-NCR Regional Director Sarah Buena S. Mirasol.

As for those that have been granted with CAMP, the DOLE-NCR clients may still access the official list at, which are regularly updated.

Meanwhile, the Department continuously provide emergency jobs for quarantine-affected workers in the informal sector through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced / Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) #Barangay Ko, Bahay Ko (TUPAD #BKBK) Disinfecting / Sanitation Project.

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