Workers to be displaced by Boracay closure still clueless on gov't assistance

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 09 2018 06:16 PM

Some workers who will be affected by the impending closure of Boracay Island are still unaware of what they have to do to get financial assistance from the government.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has started handing out forms that local workers have to fill out and submit to them for profiling.

However, some workers have yet to receive the forms. They also said their management have yet to receive information from the government as to what will happen to them once the island is closed.

DOLE has also prohibited companies in Boracay to terminate the services of their employees. Employees can either go on forced leave and use their available leave credits or observe "no work, no pay" during the six-month closure of the island.

Employees are also expected to be recalled back to work once the closure of the island is lifted.