Alagang “QC” is a newly launched financial aid program by the Quezon City government led by Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto on Tuesday which intends to provide workers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic with up to P4,000 assistance.
“This program is the local government’s way to help QCitizens who lost their jobs because of the pandemic and the economic crisis,” Belmonte said in Filipino via PhilStar report.
“They can use this financial assistance to continue providing for their families while looking for work or preparing their requirements,” she added.
The Alagang QC has a budget of P60 million and will offer qualified applicants with weekly financial assistance of P500 for a maximum of eight weeks, or the equivalent of P4,000.
In order to efficiently release the weekly compensation, the city government paired up with GCash. Meaning, payout will be made via the mobile wallet.
The city’s Public Employment Service Office, which Belmonte claimed had been hosting district job fairs to assist unemployed Quezon City citizens, will carry out the initiative.
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Who are eligible to avail the Alagang QC?
To avail the Alagang QC, the applicant must be:
- Legitimate resident of Quezon City (residing in Quezon City for a miminum of 6 months before the application)
- 18-64 years of age upon application.
- Dismissed from work because of the pandemic, calamity, economic crisis resulting to business shutdown, lay-offs, downsizing, retrenchment, and others.
- Lost job not more than 6 months before the application and actively looking for a new one.
What are the necessary documentary requirements?
For Formal Workers:
- Company/Employer ID
- ANY of the following documents:
- Certificate of dismissal
- Certificate/document from DOLE showing you’re a displaced worker (lay-offs, retrenchment, economic crisis, calamity, or pandemic).
For Informal Workers:
- Certificate from any office or Quezon City government office with indicated reason of dismissal.
- If from an organized group, obtain a certificate from the organization with indicated reason of dismissal.
For Overseas Filipino Workers:
- ANY of the following documents:
- Overseas Employment Certificate or Employment Contract.
- Certificate from previous company or recruitment agency with indicated reason of dismissal (displaced/repatriated worker).
- Certificate from the DFA, OWWA with indicated reason of dismissal (displaced/repatriated worker).
Applications for “Alagang QC” may be submitted through the Quezon City E-Services website
Log-in using your email registered in QC E-Services.
Choose and click “Alagang QC” from the list of services.
Fill up the form and provide your previous work.
A message will be sent to your email address regarding your status application whether it’s approved or declined.
If approved, the qualified applicant will be requested to reopen the “Alagang QC” in E-Services and give information about their electronic remittance.
On Tuesday, the cash assistance was first distributed to 50 recipients, including former employees of the Colegio de San Lorenzo, which recently closed down.
According to Department of Labor and Employment data, over 50,000 people lost their jobs in Quezon City this year.
The city authority also stated that the majority of the employees were dismissed as a result of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.
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For more details, you may visit the Quezon City government “Alagang QC” program via this link
Featured Image: From Philippine Information Agency