DOLE-9 presscon takes off Labor Day celebration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:45

Thirty tri-media partners from the television, radio, print and E-news network participated in last Tuesday’s press conference to take off the 2012 Labor Day celebration in full force.

DOLE 9 Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano, together with the members of the Regional Coordinating Council and Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, served as the primary discussants of the conference.

Director Cano presented the 2012 lined-up activities and other significant information on the implementation of the programs and services, particularly the programs for Overseas Filipino Workers, livelihood programs, Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Standards, employment programs thru job fair and online-portal access, and the importance of reasonable wage fixing at the transportation industry .

This year’s theme: “Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho.” was also thoroughly discussed by Director Cano that as far as DOLE is concern, the department upholds its mandate and thrust as it is focused on the Sectoral Plan that supports the Philippine Development Plan 2011 to 2016 and PDP goal of inclusive growth; Blueprint on labor & employment reforms, policies & programs; and what represents the collective priorities of various stakeholders.

“Our action is on Inclusive Growth —  a sustained growth that massively creates jobs, draws the vast majority into the economic and social mainstream and continuously reduces mass poverty through the attainment of decent work agenda.” he said.

Job and livelihood fairs serve as the highlights of this year’s month-long Labor Day celebration. There will be simultaneous motorcade on May 1 in the different provinces and cities in the region; distribution of Kabuhayan Starter Kits, Nego-Karts and Livelihood Grants; Raffle Bonanza for the Workers; Skills Demonstration; Diskwento Fairs; Free Medical Screening on Bone Density, Hypertension and Diabetes; Run for Industrial Peace; PRC Mobile  Registration/Renewal of Licenses of Professionals; DOLE SPESfest; Talenyado Night; SPES Got the Talent; Workers’ Show Time – Concierto de Obreros Year 2; Search for the Outstanding Employers/Employees in the Private Sector; and the DOLE 9 Intermediaries Summit.

The unflinching support of the tri-media partners in the dissemination of this information to the intended public is laudable. The Philippine Information Agency Regional Office 9, headed by Director Noemi B. Edaga is always supportive in the delivery of DOLE’s Communication Plan. — Jaz Cinco, DOLE- 9