Overview

 

DOLE REGIONAL OFFICE NO. X (NORTHERN MINDANAO)

On January 1960, Republic Act No. 2646 or “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR TWELVE, INSTEAD OF EIGHT REGIONAL OFFICES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR” mandated the creation of DOLE Regional Office 11 (DOLE ROXI). The regional office was based in Cagayan de Oro City with jurisdiction over the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, Agusan (which is now Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur) and Surigao and the Cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Marawi and Butuan.

On February 23, 1995, Republic Act No. 7901 or “AN ACT CREATING REGION XIII TO BE KNOWN AS THE CARAGA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” constituted the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and the cities of Butuan and Surigao to form Region XIII to be known as the Caraga Region separate from Region 11.

Six years later, Executive Order No. 36, series of 2001, “PROVIDING FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS IN MINDANAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, mandated the reorganization and creation of Region X, known as Northern Mindanao composed of the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental and the Cities of Cagayan de Oro City, Gingoog City, Iligan City, Malaybalay City, Oroquieta City, Ozamis City, Tangub City and Valencia City.

At present, DOLE Regional Office No. X has a manpower complement of 84 personnel with five (6) field offices – Cagayan de Oro City Field Office, Bukidnon Provincial Field Office, Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office, Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office, Lanao del Norte Provincial Field Office and Camiguin Provincial Field Office; and with three(3) main support offices namely Mediation Arbitration and Legal Services Unit (MALSU), Technical Support and Services Division (TSSD), and Internal Management Services Division (IMSD).

The Department of Labor and Employment is the primary government agency mandated to promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace.

Name of agencyDeparment of Labor and Employment
MandatePromote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare and maintain industrial peace.
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Personnel complement81 as of CY 2022 plantilla positions

 

History

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) started as a small bureau in 1908. It became a department on December 8, 1933 with the passage of Act 4121. The Department of Labor and Employment stands as the national government agency mandated to formulate policies, implement programs and services, and serve as the policy-coordinating arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment.

The organization and functions of the Department of Labor and Employment are in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 126, as amended, the Labor Code of the Philippines , and other relevant and pertinent legislations.

The Department has exclusive authority in the administration and enforcement of labor and employment laws and such other laws as specifically assigned to it or to the Secretary of Labor and Employment.
 
 

Vision, Mandate & Strategies

  Consistent with the national development plan, its vision is the attainment of full decent and productive employment for every Filipino worker. It is mandated to promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare and maintain industrial peace. To contribute in the attainment of the national employment goals, it adopts the following strategies:

To carry out its mandate, the Department has 16 regional offices, 34 overseas posts, 6 bureaus, 7 staff services, and 11 agencies attached to it for policy and program supervision and/or coordination.

DOLE-10 Key Officials

ALBERT E. GUTIB

Regional Director

ESTRELLA U. PAHALLA

Asst. Regional Director

Atty. AMOR CONDEO T. BAJARLA

Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Services

ATHENEUS A. VASALLO

Technical Service and Support Division (TSSD) Director II

LUCILA S. PULVERA

Internal Management Services Division (IMSD) Chief

FIELD OFFICES Key Officials

EMMANUEL G. TOLEDO

PFO Head, Cagayan de Oro

ERROL A. NATIVIDAD

PFO Head, Misamis Oriental

ATTY. SAFRALI S. CABILI

PFO Head, Lanao del Norte

EBBA B. ACOSTA

PFO Head, Misamis Occidental

ARLYN Z. BAEL

PFO Head, Camiguin

RAUL L. VALMORES

PFO Head, Bukidnon