DOLE MisOcc spearheads Oroquieta Labor Day festivities

  • May 17, 2017

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 17 - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Misamis Occidental led on May 1 the nationwide 115th Labor Day in Oroquieta City, which anchored on the theme “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho, Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago” with holy mass, motorcade, job and business fair.

“We started the celebration with the traditional Labor Day holy mass at 6 a.m. held at the Holy Rosary Parish Church, this City,” DOLE MisOcc Chief Leonardo G. Rodrigo.

Rodrigo added that after the mass, approximately 421 people joined the motorcade around the city’s downtown, including workers/employees; local and overseas employers; Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers from the different Local Government Unit (LGUs) and academes; Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), LGU Oroquieta Government Internship Program (GIP), and DOLE livelihood beneficiaries; some labor groups; key sectors; various establishments; and some national government agencies.

Further, the Misamis Occidental PESO Managers Association (MOPEMA) in partnership with DOLE held the Job and Business Fair to commemorate the international Labor Day celebration.

The said fairs took place at the Provincial Cultural Farmer’s Training Center, Capitol, this city.

“Today is a day celebrating the Filipino workers and it will not be just a one-day event, but a month-long celebration. We pledge to continue to be relentless in fulfilling our mandate to help the country achieve its national goal of decent and productive employment and inclusive growth, even as we look forward and hopeful for more meaningful milestones and proud achievements in the coming years.” Rodrigo said in his welcome message.

Two hundred seventy-nine jobs were available for local employment from the 15 participating companies.

On the other hand, job opportunities abroad have some 4,600 slots from 16 recruitment agencies.

Good fortune smiled at Mendoza when he took advantage of the Job Fair where he endured the blazing heat of the sun and joined the hundreds of job applicants hopping from one employer’s table to another.

By a stroke of fate, Mendoza was one of the 35 successful jobseekers out of the 218 registered applicants or 16% were hired-on-the-spot (HOTS).

He was hired by the Admiral Overseas Employment Corporation as an Electrician to be based in Kuwait.

A total of 191 with 89 local and 102 overseas job applicants were qualified for positions and referred for interview.

The Job Fair was held alongside with the Business Fair participated in by the different business establishments and the workers from the non-wage economy or the informal sector, products of DOLE-assisted livelihood projects and skills demonstration from Technical-Vocational schools of the province.

Ten national government agencies also participated in and rendered their services: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provided livelihood opportunities; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA);  Social Security System (SSS) issued SS numbers and provided help desk services especially for the  “kasambahay” jobseekers/ participants; Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Tax Identification Number (TIN); National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on clearance issuance; Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) issued birth certificates; Pag-ibig and Philhealth on processing of applications; and Civil Service processed applications for examination and other services.

Moreover, the attendees witnessed cake decoration and pastry making demonstrated by Deor and Dune Academe, and Mushroom Culture by the Oroquieta Agro-industrial School. They also enjoyed free body massage, foot spa and nail care from TESDA.

The Labor Day message of DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III was conveyed to the public. His message underscored the DOLE’s Eight-Point Labor and Employment Agenda to ensure inclusive development, prosperity, and labor justice for Filipino workers and their families, focusing on the promotion of employment and human resource development; ensuring  workers’ protection and welfare; and promotion of a sound, stable, and dynamic industrial peace as a shared responsibility of our social partners. (Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Mis.Occ PFO)

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