The money claims were the result of settlement of 745 Requests for Assistance (RFAs) out of the 979 RFAs handled for the first semester of this year.
Most of the request filed were on claims for 13th month pay, separation pay, last salary pay, delay in payment of salaries, non-compliance for minimum wages, holiday pay, illegal dismissal, constructive dismissal, sick leave and non-payment of COLA.
Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. is consistently urging the desk assistance officers to speed up the resolution of request for the benefit of the affected workers. “You must have a heart for the workers seeking for assistance. Pera naman nila ‘yun at kailangan maibigay sa kanila sa lalong madaling panahon, “said RD Rodriguez with a reminder to consider all RFAs with urgency.