2013 Job Fair at MSU Tawi-Tawi for economic progress PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

Aside from the potential of its eco-tourism industry (rich natural forest and aquatic resources), Tawi-Tawi has a vast of human resources for employment locally and abroad. If fully tapped, it can bring economic progress in this southern part of our country. And this is what Mindanao State University (MSU) Tawi-Tawi Campus 2013 Job Fair aims to achieve on August 23 and 24, 2013. The 2-day interviewing, matching and hiring of local graduates is slated at the Henry V. Kong Gym of MSU-Tawi Tawi Campus in Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

MSU Tawi-Tawi Chancellor Lorenzo Reyes, a former Harvard alumnus, is proud to present more than 1,000 MSU Tawi-Tawi graduates from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fisheries, Environmental Studies, and Institute of Information and Communications Technology for employment. MSU Tawi-Tawi Campus, a government campus, is one of the recognized 11 centers of academic excellence  that provides quality education  to uplift socio-economic conditions in southern Philippines. 

The job fair organized by MSU in coordination with civic leader and former MSU Regent Samira Gutoc will also address the influx of skilled displaced workers from Sabah to Tawi-Tawi. Gutoc believes their work experiences can be placed into good use by companies.

"Young people are the building blocks of a post-conflict society, they are the workers, they are the base for development," Gutoc said. She strongly advocates for government and private companies to institutionalize affirmative action by having quotas in hiring qualified staff from minority groups. Instability of income can help prevent gullible people from joining underground movements, she added.

The good news most of the job seekers of Tawi-Tawi are willing to be relocated, be assigned in other places and work. Different companies within Region-9 and as far as Manila have confirmed their participation. Among those that will join are Metrobank, ABS-CBN, Development Bank of the Philippines, Amanah Islamic Bank, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Economic Bureau, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Phil. National Police (PNP).

Any private companies or government agencies willing to participate in this job event can get in touch with Princess Pacasum at 0906-2423530 and/or email her at arimas2005@yahoo.com for details and proper coordination.

By Dante Corteza

Job 8:6. “If you are clean and upright; then he will certainly be moved to take up your cause, and will make clear your righteousness by building up your house again.”