LIGHTING THE SKIES. Talisay City supports “We Light As One” as
a show of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices, bravery, and service
of all frontliners in the fight against COVID-19* Leo Jayme photo
help bring home
stranded Negrense OFWs
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
There are 265 Negrense Overseas Filipino Workers,
mostly seafarers, and
construction workers stranded in various parts of the country wanting
to return to Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz
The Enhanced Community Quarantine that prevents air and sea travel to Negros Occidental and Bacolod City to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was supposed to end on April 14, has been extended to April 30.
Provincial government records show that of the OFWs, 90 stranded in Cebu City and 84 in Metro Manila have sought help to return to Negros Occidental, Diaz said.
However, the OFWs, some of whom had been on board cruise ships, said there are more than 200 of them stranded in Metro Manila.
Bacolod eyeing chartered flight
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is requesting Bacolodnons stranded in
Manila or Cebu to inform the City Tourism Office of their case so they
could be assisted in returning home.
More than 200 Overseas Filipino Workers from Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, who have completed their 14-day quarantine, are reportedly stranded in Manila and Cebu and are seeking the assistance to return home.
They said they have sought the assistance of government agencies like the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration but their request have not been acted upon.
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DOLE releases P36.225M
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
About P36.225 million was
already released by the Department of Labor and Employment as financial
assistance for formal sector workers in Western Visayas amid the
ongoing enhanced community quarantine.
As of April 9, the DOLE said 26,185 workers from 1,037 establishments in the region were affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
DOLE Region 6, on its Facebook page, said 7,245 workers from 376 establishments were already assisted through its Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program, a safety net program that offers one-time financial assistance, worth P5,000 each, to displaced workers in the formal sector.