By Jennifer C. TIlos
DUMAGUETE CITY, July 22 (PIA) –The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued the guidelines on the barangay registration of house workers as mandated by the Kasambahay Law.
In Negros Oriental, the DILG and DOLE (Department of Labor & Employment) held an orientation-briefing recently to its field officers and partner agencies to plan the launching and start-up of the registration.
DILG provincial director Farah Gentuya enjoined all local chief executives and barangay captains to initiate the conduct of the registration of all domestic workers or kasambahay within their respective jurisdictions.
Part of the registration also requires every employer to register his/her house worker in the Kasambahay Masterlist or registry of the domestic workers in the barangay where the employer’s residence is located.
The DILG also asks local government units to organize within July a start-up registration which shall be held at the City/Municipal Hall or public plaza.
Gentuya said during the said activity, SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG representatives shall be invited to accept applications for membership.
The Punong Barangay shall also be tasked to set-up their respective Kasambahay Desks and through an Executive Order, he shall designate a Kasambahay Desk Officer.
Gentuya said “There shall be a continuous registration of Kasambahay in the barangay. They may opt to schedule a special registration day/s on a Saturday or Sunday. “
The Kasambahay Desk Officer shall maintain and update the Kasambahay Masterlist. In case of termination of the contract, the employer should immediately notify the Kasambahay Desk Officer for updating.
The steps in the registration as well as the form needed in the registration process are available at the Barangay and City/Municipal Public Employment Service Office (PESO) or at http://www.dilg.gov.ph and http://www.dole.gov.ph. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)