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DOT-DOLE'S Implementation of Financial Assistance & Cash-for-Work Program

Tourism Congress of the Philippines

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2020 - 069

DATE: 07 December 2020
TO: All Members; Associations
FROM: Jose C. Clemente III
THRU: Tourism Congress Secretariat
SUBJECT: DOT-DOLE'S Implementation of Financial Assistance & Cash-for-Work Program

Dear Members,

Please find the attached letter from the Department of Tourism regarding the release of financial assistance to tourism workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attached also is the visual guide and the DOT-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular no. 2020-001 for your copy and reference.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

JOSE C. CLEMENTE III
President

LETTER FROM THE DOT SECRETARY

04 December 2020

MR. JOSE C. CLEMENTE III
President
Tourism Congress of the Philippines
McKinley Hill, Fort Santiago
Taguig City

Re: Release of financial assistance to tourism workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic


Dear Mr. Clemente:

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pleased to inform you that we will be implementing the release of financial assistance amounting to Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000.00) for our displaced tourism workers, as granted under Republic Act No. 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.  

DOT-Accredited Primary and Secondary Tourism Enterprises that were financially affected by COVID-19 may apply for financial assistance on behalf of their employees. Applications shall be submitted to the DOT Regional Office with jurisdiction over the tourism enterprise. Attached are guidelines for application (ANNEX A), as well as a copy of the Department of Labor (DOLE)DOT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001 (ANNEX B) for your reference.

With your unrelenting support and commitment, the DOT is confident that we will be able to fulfill our mission of building a better and more sustainable future of our industry.

Together, we will recover as one.

Thank you.


Sincerely,
 
BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT
Department of Tourism Secretary


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Ms. Ma. Isabel Gamurot
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University of the Philippines
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