Six teachers from higher education institutions (HEI) in Central Visayas who were displaced from their work due to the implementation of the K-12 program will receive financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment’s Adjustment Measures Program (DOLE-AMP).
In the report of Labor Tripartite Council in Education in Region 7, the displaced personnel will receive a total of six months financial support for their transition to full-time or self-employment.
Among the beneficiaries are Cerina Ledesma, a full time and non-permanent college teacher at Velez College; and Osias Tumol, a full time, permanent teacher at Holy Name University in Bohol.
Ledesma will receive P16,832.71 every month until 17 April 2017. Osias on the other hand, will receive P14,103.03 per month until 17 May 2017.
Labor and Employment Regional Director Exequiel R. Sarcauga said that DOLE-AMP updates would form part of the learning session to be facilitated during the forthcoming General Membership Meeting (GMM) of LTCE in April 2017.
He said that the learning session would help disseminate more information to the schools in the Region regarding DOLE-AMP and the assistance that can be extended to K to 12 affected HEI personnel.
DOLE-7 also extended financial support to four teachers from the Rogationist Seminary College Cebu, Incorporated located in St. John Street, Don Bosco Village, Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Cebu City.
“The beneficiaries are required to accomplish their identified and recommended plan of action as reflected to continuously receive their subsequent financial support,” said Director Sarcauga.
The beneficiaries for financial support and employment facilitation are required to submit proof of one Job Contact per month for the approved coverage; and participate in employment facilitation programs offered by the DOLE.
For the availment of TESDA’s Skills Training, they must attend skills training offered by TESDA as necessary. In case they will be given DOLE Kabuhayan Program assistance, they must participate in livelihood programs provided by DOLE.
K-12 affected HEI personnel may avail of financial support, employment facilitation or training and livelihood assistance.
Under the rules and guidelines of the DOLE-AMP, the amount shall be based on the prevailing median salary of the affected HEI personnel per nature of his or her appointment per region, or his or her affected/lost salary, whichever is lower.
“We want to make it clear that financial support is purposely extended to affected HEI personnel so that they could use it in their search for a subsequent full employment. The grant will be released through automated teller machine money transfers,” said Sarcauga.
The DOLE-7 Head cautioned beneficiaries that if in case they would fail to comply with any of the conditional requirements, the release of subsequent financial support would be temporarily suspended. A written warning will be issued as well requiring them to submit a written explanation for the non-compliance.