We wish to warn the public about a hoax message circulating in the social media and mobile phones about a purported DOLE monetary benefit to employees who have worked with the Department “between 1990 and 2018.”
This is not true.
This spurious information also illegally uses the DOLE logo, the link to the official website, and even a photo of department officials to create a semblance of authenticity and mislead people.
We urge the public to be alert on the spread of this bogus announcement and report any similar incident to the nearest regional offices, bureaus, attached agencies, and overseas labor office.
The Department has coordinated with law enforcement agencies, and is exerting all efforts in tracking the perpetrators of this fraud.
SILVESTRE H. BELLO III
Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment
(statement issued on 14 December 2018 @ 8:00 am)