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DOLE’s partnership with PESO intensified

Cebu City, Philippines. Giving the public wider access to the programs and services of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) remains the bottom line as the Labor Department strengthens its ties with the Public Employment and Service Offices (PESOs).

The partnership of the DOLE and that of the PESOs, according to Regional Labor and Employment Director Salome O. Siaton is instrumental in bringing the programs and services of the Department closer to the people especially to those in the far-flung areas.

“Being the DOLE’s reliable intermediary in providing employment facilitation services to the public, the PESOs play a very important role in the economic well-being of jobseekers, the youth, and all clients who are looking for employment facilitation assistance,” said Director Siaton during the First Quarter Meeting of the officers of the Regional PESO Managers (REPESOM-7) held yesterday.

She underscored the significant contributions of the PESOs in helping the DOLE bolster the government’s policy of providing efficient public employment services.

The DOLE-7 Head reminded the PESO Managers to ensure to establish a balance in the delivery of all their services and that of the DOLE by also highlighting employment for the workers in the informal economy through the Department’s livelihood program.

“It would be very beneficial for the people particularly for the informal sector workers especially those in highly remote areas if they could get easy access to our livelihood program and other services through the PESOs in their respective localities,” said Director Siaton.

The conduct of job fairs of the different PESOs, she said further, have already been in place and the same would address concerns related to employment in the formal sector. It is high time, she added, to also come up with innovative ways to answer the needs of the workers in the informal economy through the DOLE’s livelihood or Kabuhayan program whereby anyone could easily and readily access it at the PESOs.

Director Siaton instructed the DOLE Technical Support Services Division-Employment Workers’ Welfare (TSSD-EWW) to provide the PESOs orientations on the DOLE’s Livelihood Program and the requirements to meet for any individual or groups interested to avail it.

She also urged all PESOs to feature the DOLE-funded groups and associations during the conduct of job fairs. “The groups or associations we’ve provided livelihood assistance could showcase and sell their products during job fairs. It’s one way of demonstrating to the public that the DOLE and the PESOs also give premium on the promotion of livelihood opportunities and self-employment among the farmers, fisher folks, women’s groups and other workers in the informal economy,” she explained.

The DOLE is also eyeing on seeking assistance from the PESOs in the liquidation of funds for and monitoring of the projects being implemented in each respective local government unit (LGU).

The REPESOM-7 officers, headed by its president, Ms. Ma. Vilma C. Yorong of the Bohol Public Employment Service Office, showed positive response to the plans and directions enunciated by Director Siaton.

Also taking  significant part of the REPESOM meeting was the presentation and discussion of R.A. No. 11058 otherwise known as “An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof.”

“It is only but fitting for the PESOs to be attuned to the needs of time and to be acquainted with the latest issuances and pronouncements of the DOLE. As the DOLE’s partner, it is incumbent for the PESO managers to also know what direction the Department is heading to,” the DOLE-7 finally said.





For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel SenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at




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