Pwedeng mag-apply online! Davao City unveils P170-M cash-for-work program for displaced workers


The Davao City government has earmarked nearly P170 million for cash-for-work program, which aims to employ around 42,900 Dabawenyos affected by shutdown of businesses in the city due to quarantine measure amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dubbed as “Work for Davao,” the online application for the cash-for-work program was launched Tuesday, June 16.

Norman Baloro, head of the Work for Davao program, said those who want to avail the program could download the application form on www.facebook.com/workfordavao, or applicants may send an email to WorkforDavao@gmail.com.

He said the Work for Davao is an emergency employment cash-for-work program for individuals or heads of families who are out of work since the coronavirus pandemic.

For this program, the city government has allocated a budget of P169,944,000 of the Local Government Support Fund from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Around 42,900 individuals are targeted to benefit the program. Each beneficiary will receive P396 per day for 10 days.

Baloro said Dabawenyos or the non-residents who are working in Davao City are qualified to apply for the program.

Workers who are in the agricultural sector – farmers and fishermen, industry sector – industrial and factory workers, and services sector – transport workers and food services workers, may also avail under the Work for Davao program.

Formal workers or workers who are affected by retrenchments or closure of offices or businesses should attach a certification from their employer as proof they are out of work, or employers can send the names of their retrenched employees to WorkforDavao@gmail.com.

Those in the informal sector should attach a certificate of unemployment, which can be secured from their CSWDO district offices.

Qualified applicants can either work for clean-up drive, dengue awareness campaign, Brigada Eskwela, or disinfection of parks and wet market (palengke) that will be monitored by the barangay CSWDO and the barangay council, Baloro said.