The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office XI conducted an orientation to the beneficiaries of Boracay Emergency Employment Program- Adjustment Measures Program (BEEP-AMP), a DOLE mitigation program for formal sector workers affected by the 6 months closure and rehabilitation of Boracay Island, on August 9, 2018.

Among the beneficiaries is Mr. Rhajack Delgado who was a dining supervisor of Kubo Restobar in Boracay displaced last April due to the closure of the island. The situation compelled him to go back to Davao. Although he has a great chance of getting his position back when Boracay re-opens this October, his present situation is vividly demised by anxiety with the little income he earns from selling cigarettes for the time being dormant in his hometown.

He and 20 other attendees of BEEP-AMP orientation were educated of the 50% of the minimum wage in Region VI amounting to P4,205.50 monthly assistance that will be added to their accounts for maximum of six months.

Other than financial support, there are also various activities that will help sustain their living conditions including the administration of appropriate social preparation, livelihood and training programs, and provision of grants and loans as preparation for the reopening of the island.

Affected Boracay employees can still avail the program through visiting their respective DOLE regional offices with the following requirements:

  • Duly accomplished BEEP AMP Application Form

(available via

  • Certificate of Employment
  • Any government-issued ID

Davao based displaced laborers may apply at DOLE XI located at the 4th Floor, AMQ Building, Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City and look for Ms. Erika Jil Diaz.


Pearl Fermantes/Intern-DOLEXI