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DOLE-Northmin – PESOMAP, Inc. host 1st blended 21st National PESO Congress

DOLE-Northmin – PESOMAP, Inc. host 1st blended 21st National PESO Congress


Cagayan de Oro City --- In coordination with the Public Employment Service Office Managers Association of the Philippines (PESOMAP), Inc., the first-ever blended face-to-face and virtual conduct of the 21st National PESO Congress will be hosted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Northmin on 23-24 September 2021 at Limketkai Mall Atrium, here.


DOLE-X Regional Director Albert E. Gutib said Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III is set to grace the nationwide event along with other DOLE senior officials and more than a thousand PESO Managers nationwide.


The PESO Congress is an annual prestigious event conducted by DOLE, through its Bureau of Local Employment along with the PESOMAP, Inc. as indelible partner of the national government in strategizing continuous improvement in employment situation along with socio-economic features of the local/national government endeavors. It is taken as an esteemed venue to bolster camaraderie among PESO Managers, as the local employment facilitation champions in their respective localities. Also, it is an apt venue for discussions on program updates in the field of labor and employment, work innovations, strategizing employment facilitation in the new normal challenged by the pandemic.


Gutib said the two-day event will discuss relevant topics in these trying times as we all continue to pursue government programs and services. Topics include:  Asian Development Bank (ADB) advocacies; National Employment Recovery to Strategy; Professionalization of PESO Managers; Institutionalization of PESOs; Work Ethics of a Productive Employee; Finding Work in the New Normal: An Assessment of Local Public Employment Facilitation Services and Mechanisms in the Philippines; and Public Employment Services and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence of Linkage from the Philippines.


Moreover, Gutib assures the public that those attending on-site congress will strictly follow the government’s safety and health protocols in the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


The activity is anchored with the theme, “PESO 2021: Sama-Samang Pagtutulungan Tungo sa Pagbangon ng Bayan.”


End/Mildred E. Dablio/DOLE-X



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