The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 1 (DOLE RO1) takes great pride as another Public Employment Services Office (PESO) from Region 1 was recognized for its excellent public service delivery as DOLE’s partner on employment in the localities.

PESO Balungao, Pangasinan was hailed as the Best PESO in the 3rd-4th Class Municipality Category in The Secretary’s PESO Bayanihan Service Awards 2021, during the 2022 National PESO Congress held at SMX Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga.

Balungao PESO Manager Racquel T. Caseres received the award on behalf of Mayor Maria Theresa R. Peralta. She was joined by DOLE RO1 Incoming Regional Director (RD) Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman, Assistant RD Honorina Dian-Baga, TSSD Chief Teresa Bonavente, and Eastern Pangasinan Field Office Head Mary Antonette Avila.

Presenting the award on behalf of Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma was Bureau of Local Employment OIC Director Patrick Patriwirawan.

As national winner, LGU Balungao earned a plaque and a cash prize.

DOLE RO1 likewise extends its congratulations to the other regional entries for outstandingly representing the region and showcasing their best practices in employment facilitation for their constituents especially during this critical economic recovery period.

The other regional entries were: PESO Provincial Government of Pangasinan thru PESO Manager Alex Ferrer (provincial category); PESO Alaminos City thru PESO Manager Eleanor T. Bruno (component city); and PESO Rosario, La Union thru PESO Manager Amparo S. Mabalot (1st – 2nd class municipality).

The Secretary’s PESO Bayanihan Service Awards honors PESOs across the country which exhibited exemplary performances particularly in areas such as Innovation, Resilience, and Humanitarian Services in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Justin Paul Marbella