QC Gov't Launches Assistance Program for Displaced Workers


Quezon City Launches Assistance Program for Displaced Workers

The Quezon City government formally launched its Alagang QC Program on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to assist residents who have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis. It is open to displaced workers in the formal and informal sectors, as well as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), according to a statement by the city government via Facebook on the same day.

The program was established with the passing of Quezon City Ordinance No. SP-3095, S-2022.

Mayor Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor Gian Sotto, District 3 Rep. Franz Pumaren, and Public Employment Service Office Head Rogelio Reyes led the launching ceremony, joined by Department of Labor and Employment QC Field Office Director Engr. Martin Jequinto, GCash officials, and the Diocese of Novaliches in Cubao.

Qualified applicants may receive P500 per week for eight weeks, totaling to P4,000, to assist them as they look for jobs.

The program will be open to residents aged 18 to 64 years old who have been residing in Quezon City for no less than six months and have lost their jobs within six months at the time of application. They must also be currently looking for new work.

Residents may register for the program on the QC E-Services website. View the city government's guidelines for further information.

Subscribe to The Beat's newsletter to receive compelling, curated content straight to your inbox! You can also create an account with us for free to start bookmarking articles for later reading.