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Top performing PESOs and Managers honored

Cebu City, Philippines.  One hundred four (104) out of the 121 active Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in Central Visayas received recognition and incentives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) during the recently-held Regional PESO Managers (REPESOM-7) Congress conducted in San Remigio, Cebu. 

Awardees were top-performing PESO Managers from Cebu Province; Cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu; Bohol; Negros Oriental; and Siquijor. 

Each one, said DOLE-7 OIC-Regional Director Cyril L. Ticao, received certificates of recognition and PHP5,000.00 or a total of PHP520,000.00 cash incentives shelled out by the Department. 

Also awarded were PESOs that emerged as top implementers of the DOLE’s other major programs. PESO-University of Cebu-Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus was declared as the Top Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) Implementer for 2017. It facilitated the placement of 400 students under the program. 

PESO-Cebu City or the Department of Manpower Development and Placement (DMDP) was awarded as the Top JobStart Implementer for 2017. The Office facilitated placement of 337 Life Skills trainees, one of the components of the program’s full cycle assistance package. 

Also, PESO-Cebu City received the Top PESO User and Advocate of PESO Employment Information System (PEIS) Award. According to DOLE-Technical Support Services Division-Employment Workers Welfare (DOLE-TSSD) Chief, Ma. Nancy Z. Abad, said PESO was able to gather about 7,732 jobseekers for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017. 

“Recognizing the PESOs is our way of thanking them for being a consistent partner-implementer of our employment facilitation and other flagship programs which aim to provide jobseekers more access to employment opportunities,” he added. 

The PESOs, he said further, remain and always will be a reliable intermediary of the DOLE in providing employment facilitation services to its clients. Their role, he said, is important in the economic well-being of jobseekers, the youth, and all other clients who are looking for employment facilitation assistance.  

Also highlighted during the Congress was the conduct of learning sessions which centered on important topics involving the Statistical Performance Reporting System (SPRS); Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC); Batas Kasambahay; Child Labor and Working Child Permit; and the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP); among others. 

Director Ticao also thanked the DOLE-Regional Coordinating Committee (DOLE-RCC) members who took time to be present during the activity and shared updates of their respective programs. 

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) was represented by Ms. Evelia V. Durato and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-7) by OIC-Regional Director Mae D. Codilla. Ms. Ingrid Z. Yumang of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC-7) also came as well as Mr. Dexter F. Paro, Regional Coordinator of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO-7). 




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

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