COTABATO CITY – Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) has continued today, Oct. 9, the distribution of monetary assistance to private sector workers in the region who are affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Through its Coronavirus Disease Assistance Program (CAP), MOLE has given Friday P5, 000.00 each to 311 beneficiaries from 32 different establishments in the city, namely:
LFY Cuisine/Out of Nowhere, E.U. Balabaran, Arte Filipina and Co., Lucky Motor Parts and Accessories, Minallah Restaurant, Finessse Aesthetics Skin Care and Body, F5 Graphics and Prints, Citiplaza Hotel, Berlyn Printshoppe, Berlyn Studio, TMA Food Marketing (Shawarma house), Jolly Management Solutions, Inc., City Mall Cotabato Housekeeping, Cloud’s Frozen Spoon Ice Cream, Alandia Multipurpose Cooperative, Airtime Ticketing Travel & Tours, Air Trust Ticketing Office, Ads Pawnshop, Ads Living Water, 2M Japan Surplus Cotabato, Big Bites Bakeshop, Benok’s Bbq, BDL Laundry Station, Cotabato Medical Specialist Hospital, Doc Sweet’s Maternal Care and Lyng-in-Clinic, Farmacia ni Dok, Jose E. Villcorta, CPA, Ishees Minimart, Heartech Art & Print Services, 88’ Enterprises, Maguindanao Skycable ATY Inc., JGR Medical Clinic, and JMP Glass and Aluminum Services.
MOLE initially distributed the CAP to 448 workers from the Mall of Alnor in Cotabato City, 116 from Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy (SKIA), 580 from Lamsan Incorporated, and to 2,229 from Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.
The ministry has targeted a total of 12, 037 private employees from across the Bangsamoro region. To date, 3, 737 private workers have already benefitted from the CAP who individually received P5, 000.00.
MOLE minister Romeo Sema earlier said that it is the responsibility of the ministry to assist the private sector workers, especially during the pandemic, as they are big contributors to the region’s economic development.
“Simula po noong nagkapandemya, ngayon lang po ako nakatanggap ng ayuda,” said Datumanot Mamalinta, 23, a father, a housekeeping worker from City Mall for three years now.
Since the pandemic, he only works 6 days out of his 15 days duty due to working arrangements set by his company. To further support his family, he borrows his cousin’s motorcycle to work as a ‘habal-habal’ driver during his days-off.
“Kaya sobrang nagpapasalamat po ako kasi malaking tulong ito sa pamilya ko, ipambili ko po ng groceries, gatas at bigas namin ito,” Mamalinta said.
MOLE is set to complete next week the CAP distribution for the other provinces of the Bangsamoro region. (Bureau of Public Information)