1st Intermediaries Summit held in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 June 2012 13:59

As part of the social entrepreneurship program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Zamboanga Peninsula region, the 1st DOLE 9 Intermediaries Council Summit was conducted on June 6-7 at the Zamboanga Economic Zone and Freeport Authority in Zamboanga City.

In attendance were around 150 participants representing the Public Employment Service Offices, Guidance Counselors Networks, Family Welfare Committees, Occupational Safety and Health Network, Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils, Industry Tripartite Councils, Union Officers Club, ZamPen Productivity and Competitiveness Council, Association of Zamboanga City Recruitment Agencies, and DOLE-9.

In her message , DOLE Undersecretary Lourdes Melicor-Trasmonte said “the creation of the DOLE-9 Intermediaries Council is a testament to the DOLE’s commitment to promote public-private partnership as part of the Citizen’s Charter and the mandate of the Efficiency and Integrity Board.”

“This is aligned with the objectives of the 22-point Labor and Employment Reform Agenda of the Aquino administration focused on Employment Facilitation, Labor Relations, Workers Welfare and Social Protection, and Governance on Internal Affairs,” she added.

DOLE-9 Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano stressed that the event involved learning sessions on Public-Private Partnership Plus and Public Administration and Management, review and ratification of the council’s terms of reference (TOR), health and wellness program, and team building activities.

Further, the summit featured the signing of the Voluntary Code in the Construction Industry, signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and DOLE on career advocacy and coaching, and the awarding of certificates of accreditation to the safety practitioners. — DOLE/PIA