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P2.1M awarded to workers thru DOLE’s SEnA

CEBU CITY, Cebu, August 12 (PIA) -- More than P2M have been awarded to over a hundred workers who received their monetary benefits through the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program.

According to DOLE7 Officer in Charge-Regional Director Lilia Estillore, the promising output of SEnA is only for the month of July 2022, where a total of 129 workers who filed for request for assistance (RFA) received what is due to them during the conferences conducted.

Out of the 146 RFAs disposed by the assigned Single Entry Approach Desk Officers (SEADOs) in the different field offices, about 101 were settled, yielding a total of P2,101,856.06 awarded to the workers.

The amount of settlement and the number of workers benefited are as follows per Field Office: Tri-City Field Office (covering the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu) released P1,044,171.64 to 40 workers; Negros Oriental Field Office (NOFO) - P391,000.00 benefiting 48 workers; Bohol Field Office – released P321,737.13 to 26 workers; Cebu Provincial Field Office (CPFO) - P271,447.29 awarded to 11 affected workers; and Siquijor Field Office - P73,500 given to the 4 workers.

The positive result of the SEnA program for the month of July is an offshoot of the efforts exerted by the SEADOs from the different field offices that handled 163 RFAs.

These programs addressed the issues of underpayment of wages; maternity claims; and non-payment of 13th month pay, holiday pay, night shift differential, service incentive leave, and overtime pay, among others.

To recall, DOLE7 awarded 1,106 workers over P24M for the first six months of the year whose requests for assistance were settled thru SEnA.

Also offering the SEnA services are some of the Department’s attached agencies, namely: National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, National Labor Relations Commission-Regional Arbitration Branch, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. (HFG/PIA7with reports from DOLE7)

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Hazel Gloria


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