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Online submission of establishment reports, encouraged

Cebu City, Philippines. “We want to keep track of the notices of shutdowns, retrenchments or the establishments implementing flexible work arrangements in Central Visayas.”

This was the statement of DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton, who added that reliable data is needed for the DOLE to come up with informed decisions and craft policy directions that will help address the plight especially that of affected workers.

She urged establishments that have resumed operations to submit to DOLE establishments reports – the Return to Work Establishment Report and the RKS Form 5 of 2020, whichever is applicable.

“We are now accepting establishment reports and collating data so that we will have a clearer picture of the extent of the impact of the on-going pandemic not only to businesses but more importantly to the workers here in Region-7,” she said.

For companies that have temporarily closed and have resumed operations, the Return to Work Establishment Report will be used. The RKS Form 5 of 2020 will be applicable to companies that will implement the following, namely: a) Flexible Work Arrangement/Alternative Work Scheme; b) Temporary Closure; c) Retrenchment or Reduction of Workforce; or d) Permanent Closure.

“We make the forms accessible by everyone. Just visit our website, and from there, one can download the editable versions of the establishment report forms. Instructions are also indicated to guide in the filling out of necessary fields,” added the Regional Director.

Since Cebu City has been reverted to an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), establishment reports, she said, must be sent to

DOLE-7 has started accepting establishment reports on 01 June 2020 and the data is now being polished taking into consideration the inputs provided by the different Field Offices.

The DOLE still encouraged companies to make use of work schemes in the workplaces, which the Regional head said could help prevent the outright closing down of companies or termination of workers.

Apart from the work from home arrangement, other alternative work arrangements would include the following, namely: (1) Transfer of employees to another branch or outlet of the same employer; (2) Assignment of employees to other function or position in the same or other branch or outlet of the same employer; (3) Reduction of normal workdays per day or per week; (4) Job rotation, alternately providing workers with work within the workweek or within the month; (5) Partial closure of establishment where some units or departments of the establishment are continued, while other units or departments are closed; and (6) Other feasible working arrangements considering specific peculiarities of different business requirements.




For more information on this report, you may contact (032) 234-3317 or; (032) 266-7424 or; (035) 226-2778 / (035) 422-9741/; (035) 480-9244 or; (038) 501-0277 and (038) 411-0806 or



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