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Wife of deceased worker gets monetary benefits


Sorsogon City - Wife of a deceased security guard received monetary benefits amounting to P59,010 through Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) last Friday at DOLE Sorsogon Office in Sorsogon.

According to Ms. Marissa bereaved wife of Mr. Donato Embile, the latter decided to quit his job after 23 years of service as former security guard at Metrobank Sorsogon Branch, and make use of his farm in Barangay Rizal, Gubat, Sorsogon to start a hog raising business.  

To get things started, he sought the help of DOLE Sorsogon on August 4, 2020, to claim the remaining benefits that he is supposed to receive from his former employer-agency.

Through SEnA, he is entitled to get a cash bond, 13th month pay, and uniform allowance.

While the case is still in progress, however, Donato died in an accident on August 25, 2020.  While on their way to Barcelona Market on August 23, 2020, Donato and his wife got into a vehicular accident which caused his sudden death. His wife, on the other hand, was severely injured.

In spite of this tragic event, Mr. Russell Ulysses I. Nieves, SEADO still processed Donato's case which enabled his bereaved wife to receive monetary benefits. 

“Despite the inconveniences brought by this pandemic, it is rewarding that we were able to help our clients in all means with the hopes of smooth settlement between the two parties,” Nieves said.

“Sobra ang pasasalamat ko sa DOLE ta dae ako pinabayaan at tinabangan akong makakua ki benepisyo hale sa dating employer kan sakuyang agom puera pa kan mga benepisyong naresibe ko hale sa SSS,” Marissa said.

According to DOLE Sorsogon Provincial Director Marilyn Luzuriaga, as public servants we must turn the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity for devising strategies for strengthening the resilience, effectiveness and responsiveness of the public service, so as to be able to ensure continuity of delivering our DOLE programs and services to out clients.

“Amidst crisis, we have to be more innovative in strategizing to achieve our targets, and most especially in rendering our service to our displaced workers and vulnerable individuals,” Luzuriaga added.

The SEnA program gives workers access to speedy impartial, and inexpensive settlement procedure for all issues or complaints arising from employer-employee relations.

It is DOLE’s banner program, ensuring all complaints first go through a 30-day mandatory conciliation and meditation period to exhaust possible means towards a fair settlement, before they are referred for arbitration./ISO PR Code:2020_gud_September_2_Wife of deceased worker gets monetary benefits 





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