Top photo: DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma awards trophies to PESO Tagum City and PESO Province of Pampanga for winning the PESO Excellence AwardBottom photo: Secretary Laguesma (6th from left) poses for a photo opportunity with the nominees and winners of the Bayanihan Service Awards Hall of Fame Category. Also in photo beside the DOLE continue reading : DOLE CONFERS AWARD TO OUTSTANDING PESOs
6 October 2022 – The Department of Labor and Employment, through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and DOLE National Capital Region (NCR), held an orientation seminar on the process improvement of the issuance of Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) with DOLE Regional Offices and partner government agencies on 06 October 2022, at the Orchid Garden continue reading : DOLE seminar seeks improvement of issuance of work permits to foreign nationals
The Bureau of Local Employment, through the JobStart Philippines (JSP) Unit, along with other delegates from JobStart areas in NCR, attended the 55th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the ADB Philippines Country Office in Mandaluyong City last 28 September 2022. As part of the event, Malaysia’s ADB Alternate Governor and Deputy Finance Minister requested a project visit on the Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program, which included JobStart Philippines, for the seven-person Malaysian delegation.
In line with ongoing efforts to bolster the country’s economic recovery, the partnership between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) kicked off the first of a series of tourism job fairs to bridge displaced workers, fresh graduates, and jobseekers to gainful wage employment.
The labor department voiced support for quick action on crimes dogging the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) industry during the committee hearing conducted by Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs on 15 September 2022. The senate convened to probe the alarming rise in incidents of kidnapping, abduction, disappearances, and human trafficking linked to the sector.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Tourism (DOT), on Tuesday, 30 August 2022, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the conduct of the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!” Philippine Tourism Job Fair series. Aimed at linking workers adversely displaced during the height of the pandemic some two years ago, and considering continue reading : DOLE, DOT ink deal on Philippine Tourism Job Fair
With the aim of helping students who are financially struggling to support their education but want to pursue schooling, the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) was able to provide assistance to 57,632 deserving beneficiaries during its first semester implementation for the current year. This translates to 64.21% accomplishment rate vis-à-vis the 2022 total target of 89,750 beneficiaries.
The Bureau of Local Employment reports that it received a total of 72 entries for the Secretary’s Bayanihan Service Awards II. A continuation of last year’s commendation of Public Employment Service and Job Placement Offices (PESOs, JPOs) for exemplary efforts and initiatives in their localities amid the pandemic, the BSA II is held in lieu of the Search for Best PESO Awards which was deferred in 2021 due to the pandemic.
28 July 2022 — A handover ceremony was held at the DOLE where Assistant Secretary and former BLE Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay turned over the documents of the agency to her successor, OIC Director Patrick P. Patriwirawan, Jr. Prior to joining the Bureau, OIC Patriwirawan was Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Acting Deputy Executive Director at continue reading : BLE welcomes new OIC-Director in handover ceremony
On 7 July 2022, the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) oriented DOLE CALABARZON focal persons on the labor department’s policies on local recruitment and placement of workers at the DOLE Region IV-A Workers Organization and Development Program (WODP) Center in Calamba City, Laguna. In her welcome message, Celia Arriola, Chief of the Technical Services and continue reading : BLE orients CALABARZON reps on local recruitment and placement policies