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Kung ‘di nakakuha ng SAP: Joy Belmonte announces P2K ‘ayuda’ for 28K jobless residents

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The local government of Quezon City will distribute P2,000 to workers who lost their jobs during the 14-day Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20, Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

An estimated 28,000 jobless workers will receive financial assistance under the local government’s Kalingang QC sa Manggagawa program. Distribution of the cash aid started on Sept. 10.

“Ayuda will be given to workers residing in the city who were not given salaries during the two week-ECQ and self-employed individuals whose jobs were not permitted during the said quarantine period. We will also provide assistance to those who are not beneficiaries of the ECQ financial assistance of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),” Belmonte said.

Employees, regardless of their employment status (regular, probationary, seasonal, part-time, project-based, or fixed-term), can avail of the program.

Applicants for the cash aid presented a valid government ID showing their address; certification from their employer or payslip showing that they did not receive their salary for the duration of ECQ or a certification from the barangay that their business or job was not permitted and they did not earn during that period.

The Social Services Development Department (SSDD), together with the Barangay and Community Relations Department (BCRD), Public Employment Services Office (PESO), and Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD), screened, verified, and approved the eligible and qualified applications.