The province recognizes the efforts of the tourism offices of Carmona and the cities of Tagaytay and Trece Martires for the successful applications of the Tourism Support Services (TSS) sector in their respective localities to the DOT-DOLE Cash Assistance Program.

Recipients of the financial assistance program received their certificates during the ceremonial awarding held via Zoom on April 12, 2021, where DOT Secretary Puyat expressed her hopes that such aid may provide relief to some affected tourism stakeholders. On the other hand, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello said that their agency will continue to support workers and help the economy bounce back.

Based from the records of DOT and DOLE, a total of 8,422 tourism workers in Cavite have already benefited; while others who applied last March will be scheduled to receive the one-time Php 5,000 cash aid. The beneficiaries are mostly employees of tourism enterprises, community-based tourism organizations, and members of the TSS sector.

In February, the DOT-DOLE JMC No. 2021-001 expanded its coverage of beneficiaries to include LGU-licensed TSS enterprises, providers and related associations.

On behalf of Provincial Government of Cavite, the PTCAO appreciates the effort of DOT IV-A Regional Director Michael Palispis and DOLE IV-A Regional Director Henry Jalbuena on the assistance extended to the LGUs of Carmona, Trece Martires, and Tagaytay City on March 2-5, 2021 that paved way to the easier process of applications under the Cash-for-Work Program of the Bayanihan 2. —(PTCAO)