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Barangays in Surigao del Norte Commit to Take Lead in Employment Facilitation Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 15:30
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The long time desire and goal of formally involving the barangays in the implementation of livelihood and employment facilitation programs in Surigao del Norte has come to a reality.1


Just recently, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) providing for the establishment of Barangay Employment Service Offices (BESOs) among the barangays covered by the Convergence Plan of Programs and Services of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Government was signed highlighting the two-day Training on Employment and Livelihood Facilitation for Barangay Officials at the Gateway Hotel, Surigao City.


Around 150 officials representing 62 barangays attended the consultation workshop and signified their commitment to partner with DOLE and respective PESOs in the implementation of livelihood and employment facilitation programs.


Inputs including the basics of Public Employment Service Office (PESO), its functions and related laws and best PESO practices were shared and facilitated by the CARAGA PESO Federation led by its President, Ms. Divina Lagumbay.. The participants, likewise, identified specific situations and instances in their localities needing intervention on livelihood, training and wage facilitation.  Aside from the basic PESO modules, they were also trained on career coaching, conciliation mediation techniques and case handling which are very necessary in the delivery of front line services.



“Our Honorable Governor Sol Matugas is very thankful to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) not only because this Department gave its commitment to provide varied services to Surigaonons as stipulated in the Convergence Plan but also for training our barangay officials to handle and implement employment programs,” said Atty. Premolito B. Plaza, provincial administrator in his message in behalf of Gov. Matugas.


“We believe that our barangays would now be able to provide quality employment services because they are trained to do such,” he further said.


DOLE CARAGA Regional Ofelia Domingo who personally assisted the group in all the workshops felt the sincerity of the participants to help their constituents. “This might not be the first that you are involved in DOLE programs but I am pretty sure this is the first time that you appreciate the value of knowledge management, technology transfer and true partnership in order to serve our people to the best of our capacities,” Domingo emphasized.3


The training was made possible thru the efforts of the DOLE Surigao del Norte Field Office headed by Ms. Gloria Varquez with the support of the CARAGA PESO Federation, the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) and the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte.


The newly established 62 BESOs were officially confirmed by Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz during her recent visit to CARAGA.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2011 08:29
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