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PESO-Cebu City scores anew- hailed as national BEST PESO


Cebu City, Philippines. Hats off to the Department of Manpower Development and Placement (DMDP) or Public Service Employment Office (PESO)- Cebu City for being adjudged as this year’s National Best PESO!

The good news came out during the 2019 Search for National Best PESO Awarding Ceremonies held last night, which was one of the highlights of the on-going 2019 National PESO Congress held at the SMC Convention Center, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

PESO-Cebu City toppled down other national nominees under the Highly Urbanized City (HUC) Category and became one of the national winners in a triple tie, together with PESO-Olongapo City and PESO-Valenzuela City. Another finalist under the same category was PESO-Cagayan De Oro City.

For the second time, PESO-Cebu City became a national Best PESO. The first time was in 2016 during the 2016 National PESO Congress hosted by Cebu Province.

“We were hopeful that for this year, at least one of Region-7’s contenders to the national search would take home the most prestigious award. And PESO-Cebu City making it as one of the National Best PESOs definitely made us very proud,” said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton.

Director Siaton headed the team from Region-7 in personally receiving the award in behalf of PESO-Cebu City’s then PESO Manager, Mr. Fidel T. Magno.

All PESOs bagging awards this year, had their 2018 accomplishments gone through an extensive and tedious screening process, said Director Siaton, who lauded the efforts of the whole PESO-Cebu City Team most especially the leadership of Mr. Magno.

For being a national awardee, PESO-Cebu City received a trophy and PHP100,000.00 cash prize.

“More than the fame and prestige earned by PESO-Cebu City , we hope that it will serve as a role model to all other PESOs, taking its best practices to further heights reaching more jobseekers needing assistance,” said Director Siaton.

The Regional Head also highlighted the contributions made and assistance extended by the DOLE’s Technical Support Services Division-Employment Workers’ Welfare (TSSD-EWW) not only to Cebu City PESO but also to all contenders to the national search.

“Working closely together is instrumental for making the Region’s dream of getting the award, come true. Win or lose, all nominees from Region-7 are victors in the eyes and heart of the DOLE. The contributions made by all the PESOs in the Region will always be valued and treasured,” added Director Siaton.

Region-7’s other contenders to the national search included the Cebu Technological University, a nominee under the Job Placement Office Category; Dumaguete City-PESO, a nominee under the Component City Category; and PESO-Cebu Province under the 1st Class Province Category.

Another award was conferred to Region-7 and it was the National Award for Best PESO User and Advocate of PEIS granted to PESO-Negros Oriental under the 1st Class Province Category.

The award, according to Director Siaton, recognizes the top PESO users and advocates of PhilJobnet and PESO Employment Information System (PEIS). For said award, PESO-Negros Oriental received a certificate of recognition and Php70,000.00 cash prize.

The PhilJobnet is an automated job and applicant matching system which aims to fast-track jobseekers search for jobs and employers search for manpower. It can be accessed thru

The PEIS, on the other hand, is the enhanced version of the Skills Registry System, which is a database of active manpower supply containing the profiles of all persons and employers registered under the National Skills Registration Program (NSRP) - a program initiated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with the main objective of maintaining a continuing nationwide skills registry through its Skills Registry System (SRS) database.

The 19th National PESO Congress is spearheaded by the PESO Managers Association of the Philippines, Inc., in collaboration with the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and the DOLE Regional Office No. VI being the host.




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


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