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Baliangao hosts DOLE-X Mis. Occ. 2017 PESO Monthly Meeting; strengthens Mis. Occ. labor and manageme

Baliangao ---- The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X) - Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) held the 5th monthly meeting of the Misamis Occidental Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers Association (MOPEMA) at Sunrise Beach Resort, and the second quarterly meeting and coastal clean-up activity of the Misamis Occidental Association of Family Welfare Committee (MOAFWC) at the Samnisa Beach, this municipality.


It was a simultaneous activity on 19 May 2017. The PESO Meeting was hosted by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Baliangao headed by its PESO Manager Celia Fe Gador with some of its 17 managers from the LGU and academes of the province, while the MOAFWC 2nd Quarterly Meeting and Clean-up activity was participated in by the members of the Association.


On behalf of DOLE-X Regional Director Joffrey M. Suyao, Mis. Occ. PFO Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo said, “PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity, created to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels.”


The PESO meeting focused on discussions about implementation of DOLE programs at the local level, particularly on livelihood and emergency employment program, and Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES). For the efficient implementation, the importance of liquidation of previously-released grants and the prompt monthly submission of PESO reports were highlighted.


A seminar on Anti-illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Person (AIR-TIP) was also conducted to introduce and implement new and innovative overseas employment programs, as well as tips on how to avoid illegal recruitment and trafficking; and promotion of safe and legal labor migration.




The MOAWFC activity, on the other hand, highlighted one of the 10 dimensions of the Department’s Family Welfare Program’s (FWP), that is, environmental protection, hygiene and sanitation.




Rodrigo further explained that the 10 dimensions aim to promote plant-level initiatives for the contribution to the goals of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP); instil family planning/family welfare consciousness among labor and management as a key in promoting workplace productivity and improved worker-management relations; and establish the family welfare component as a major issue of concern and action of the Family Welfare Committee.


MOAFWC agreed to help protect the sea from the challenges it faces every day. They want to serve as a voice for the marine life and work towards a trash-free ocean. The Association vice-president Jan Marshdel Antiola of Integrated Port Services Office (IPSO) said, “Coastal Clean-up can provide numerous benefits. This is our chance to really make a difference, and help others to do the same!”


Apart from the coastal cleaning, a learning session with a short presentation on Department Order 174, series of 2017, and preparatory discussions on the 24th Regional Convention of the Northern Mindanao Federation of Family Welfare Committees to be held in Cebu City, ensued.


In a statement, Rodrigo concluded, “Experience shows that companies having active FWPs in their workplaces make for better employer-employee relationships and boosts workers’ productivity and performance, leading ultimately to business profitability.”


End/Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Mis Occ PFO





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