Workers in the private sector who have been displaced or affected by the pandemic can now start applying online in the Department of Labor and Employment’s second tranche of cash assistance via its COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP).

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said DOLE developed the online system to streamline, simplify, and digitize the submission of applications of the affected workers.

Bello added that apart from enhancing the efficiency in processing the application, the DOLE team who developed the system led by Undersecretary Ana C. Dione and Assistant Secretary Ma. Teresita S. Cucueco, also designed the online application service to reduce physical contact and ensure the safety of the public and DOLE employees as recommended by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Department of Health.

The online application system can be accessed at

DOLE advises the following steps to complete the transaction: Select the “Apply for CAMP Financial Assistance” and choose the preferred application such as 1) Apply as Establishment; 2) Apply as DOT Accredited Establishment; and 3) Displaced and Temporarily Laid-off Workers.

If applying as an establishment, the client must have an ERS account or must register first to continue the application.

If applying as a laid-off worker, the client will simply fill in the data needed. When the client has applied for CAMP, he/she can now track the progress of their application.

DOLE issued Department Order (DO) No. 218, Series of 2020, or “Guidelines on the Implementation of COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) under the BAYANIHAN to Recover as One Act.”

In line with this, the DOLE-Systems Development Team (DOLE-SDT) that launched the online application system for CAMP under DOLE will continue to enhance the online system as the country faces the pandemic and adopt to the new normal.