The Second Wave of DOLE AKAP Program has been Releases for the Financial Assistance of OFWs.
The DOLE or the Philippines’ (Department of Labor and Employment) announces that it has already approved and releases the 1.4Php billion for its DOLE- Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program that gives a financial assistance to OFW or Kabayans across the world the worth Php10,000 that has been affected by the impact of the pandemic crisis.
The Program Aims to Aid OFWs Around The Globe.
The DOLE Secretary Bello said “they have received Almost 500,000 application requesting and submitting their documents to avail the program. 50% of them are being approved and given to OFWs, however the other half are being processed. So we received a total of PHP2.5 billion. So far, we have paid 145,000 OFWs that amounts to about PHP1.4 billion. We still have about PHP1.1 billion,” Added by the secretary during a press a briefing.
Secretary Bello earlier announced that it had provided an additional 10,000 allocations for Dubai and 4,000 for Abu Dhabi for a total of 14,000 OFWs in the UAE to benefit from the DOLE-AKAP program.
“Pero again, looking at the applications, baka kukulangin iyan, so we may again be compelled to ask for additional budgetary allocation to be able to satisfy iyong application noong more than 450,000, although nabawasan na rin iyon dahil nabigyan na namin iyong iba. And then hindi naman lahat iyong nag-apply ay na-approve kasi so far, ang approval rating is about 30-40% lang,” said the secretary.
To Apply for the DOLE AKAP Program this Second Wave, go to polo website or simply click this link here and fill up the form and submit the requirements. For more details about the Program you can 834-0717 / 551-6643 / 0927-613-9769 or you can email them at [email protected]