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While looking for new jobs, displaced QC employees receive an allowance.

Residents of Quezon City who have been unemployed for the last six months and are looking for work will get weekly cash aid from the local government.

The “Alagang QC for Displaced Workers” program has been established by City Ordinance 3095, which was approved by the QC Council.

According to Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday, residents who lost their jobs or were laid off as a result of the pandemic and other situations related to the economic crisis would receive help as they look for new employment or fulfill their criteria.

According to a statement from Belmonte, “Workers who have been out of work involuntarily for the past six months are eligible for financial support in the amount of PHP500 per week for a maximum of eight weeks, or equivalent to up to PHP4,000.”

The local government has allocated PHP60 million for the program just for this year.

The Quezon City e-Services website, http://qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph, will be the primary channel for online applications, and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will be in charge of supporting them.

After the Colegio de San Lorenzo in Barangay Bahay Toro recently announced that it had to cease operations due to financial issues, 25 displaced workers from the school and 25 returned foreign workers made up the first group of beneficiaries.

According to Belmonte, the local administration highlights the value of labor as the primary engine of the economy and will help pave the road for recovery and rehabilitation.

The bulk of the nearly 50,000 displaced workers in the city at the start of the year were either retrenched or laid off as a result of the epidemic, according to recent data from the Department of Labor and Employment.

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