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Retrenched workers, others get over P2-M in total money claims amid COVID pandemic


Some 37 workers received P2,278,638.73 in total money claims after availing the assistance of the Central Pangasinan Field Office of the Department of Labor and Employment.  

Citing the report of the DOLE-CPFO, Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said that of the number, 35 were workers of a resort in Bonuan, Binloc, Dagupan City which had to resort to retrenchment due to the COVID pandemic.  The retrenched workers were given their 13th month and separation pay totaling P1,371,817.50. 

The payment of the workers’ monetary benefits was facilitated through the DOLE Single Entry Approach (SEnA) and under the supervision of Dolores Suarez, Senior Labor and Employment Officer and SENA Desk Officer.  

Based on the report submitted by the DOLE-CPFO, the company management committed to prioritize the rehiring of the workers upon resumption of its operations.  

“It is a breath of fresh air to know that our companies, despite the crisis that grips the entire world, are ready and willing to assist their affected workers,” Director Lacambra said. 

Amid the economic downturn caused by the COVID pandemic, the DOLE ensures that there will be full cooperation between employers and workers, the Regional Director added. 

On the other hand, the workers expressed their gratitude for the assistance accorded to them by the DOLE, saying that the amount they received will be helpful for their families, especially during the on-going economic crisis. 

Two retired workers also received their retirement pay amounting to P636,821.23 and P270,000, respectively, after being assisted by SEnA Desk Officers Suarez and CPFO Head Agnes Aguinaldo. 

The SEnA is an administrative remedy that provides speedy, impartial, inexpensive and accessible settlement procedure of all labor issues or conflicts to prevent them from ripening into full-blown disputes or actual labor cases.  END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with report from Panfilo Dioquino, Jr., DOLE-CPFO

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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