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DOLE-RO I fetes PESOs for accomplishments in employment

Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in Region 1 took the center stage once again as the DOLE-RO I recognized their contribution in employment programs. 

Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra led the awarding of the best performing PESOs for 2015 and provision of cash incentives to those who actively implemented DOLE employment services for 2016 during the PESO Yearend Performance Assessment (YEPA) held in Baguio City on April 26-28. 

The Provincial Government of La Union and Charito Dator clinched the Best LGU PESO and Best PESO Manager awards for 1st class province category, respectively.  The nominees for the Best LGU PESO were: City Government of Candon (city category); LGU of Sual (1st to 2nd class municipality category); LGU of Sta. Barbara (1st to 2nd class municipality category); LGU of Bacarra (3rd to 4th class municipality category), and LGU of Natividad (3rd to 4th class municipality category).  On the other hand, the nominees for Best PESO Managers were: Judy Wong-Liao (city category); Analyn Gonzales (1st to 2nd class municipality category); Engr. Abraham Loresco (1st to 2nd class municipality category); Dr. Clemente Galiza (3rd to 4th class municipality category), and Marjorito Naboa ( 3rd to 4th class municipality category). 

Director Lacambra said the awarding ceremony served as an acknowledgement of the significant role of PESOs in accomplishing the following for 2016: placement of 52,375 jobseekers; provision of labor market information to 192,938 individuals and 1,855 institutions; conduct of 101 job fairs with 4,148 hired-on-the-spot (HOTS); conduct of 209 career guidance and employment coaching for 195 schools involving 42,544 students and career and employment coaching for 107,860 jobseekers; placement of 6,097 students and out-of-school youth under the SPES; placement of 2,181 applicants under the Government Internship Program (GIP); provision of livelihood assistance to 2,892 individuals, and provision of Bottom-up Budgeting assistance to 2,199 individuals, among others. 

“Our partnership with the PESOs has come a long way, and we aim to sustain gains in employment by rewarding good performance.  There is much to be done, especially along PESO institutionalization, so let us all work together to build a stronger and broader support towards this goal,” he said. 


Under the DOLE’s decent work agenda framework “Ambisyon Natin”, PESOs play a major role in the creation of 7.5 million jobs, at 5% unemployment rate, mainly in key employment generating sectors (KEGS) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail trade. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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