TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 14 (PIA) - - A total of six displaced Higher Education Institution (HEI) personnel in the region are now beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) K to 12 ‘Adjustment Measures Program’ (AMP) good for six months, an official said.
Regional Director Manuel C. Roldan said the program is intended to help the affected HEI personnel during the transition period of the implementation of K to 12 Program.
“The program serves as a safety-net that provides unemployment-related benefit schemes to displaced HEI personnel,” Roldan said.
On his part, Prexie Caronan, Internal Management Services Division chief, explained that the financial support is dependent on the nature of appointment and the prevailing median salary when the beneficiary was still working.
“The said financial support will last for three months for non-permanent and six months for permanent. In case of non-permanent personnel having no other source of income, they shall be entitled for six months financial assistance,” Caronan said.
Jessie Pundao, a displaced teacher in one of the colleges here, is one of the six present beneficiaries of the program receiving P8,000 financial support from the program while seeking another job for six months.
Pundao now is a Police Officer 1 of the Philippine National Police.
Aside from him, June Cusipag and Fernando Buenaflor, Jr., are also beneficiaries of the program and they are on the process of selection under the Provincial Government of Cagayan for full time employment.
Roldan, on the other hand, encouraged other displaced HEI personnel to report at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) or DOLE 2 to avail of the K to 12 DOLE AMP. (MDCT/OTB/PIA-Cagayan with reports from Jolina Pelovello)