Immediate release of Bayanihan 2 cash assistance
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian asked the Department of Labor to release immediately the cash assistance for displaced teachers and non-teaching staff. This is under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2.
Gatchalian said that the displaced teachers and non-teaching staff have waited long enough to receive their subsidy.
“Bakit inabot ng ganitong katagal ang ayuda para sa mga guro?” Gatchalian asked.
“Ang ayudang nakalaan sa ilalim ng Bayanihan 2 ay matagal nang hinihintay ng mga guro at mga non-teaching personnel na nawalan ng trabaho. Ngayong tuloy tuloy pa rin ang tanggalan sa maraming upisina at mayroon nang bagong variant ang COVID-19, marapat lamang na maipaabot na sa kanila ang ayudang matagal nang ipinangakong magpapaluwag sa kanilang mga pasanin,” he added.
The Bayanihan 2, allocated P300 million for the one-time cash assistance to displaced teaching and non-teaching personnel in private and public elementary, secondary, and tertiary education institutions. Part-time faculty in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) who have lost their jobs or who have not received their wages are also entitled to receive these subsidies.