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In Tarlac City, more than 2,000 graduating students undergo basic labor education
TARLAC CITY – Some 2,019 graduating students from two state universities in Tarlac city recently undergone a basic labor education seminar from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione said that the seminar, dubbed “Labor Education for Graduation Students” or LEGS, is designed to guide “would-be workers” on their rights and responsibilities.
“As our graduating students are about to join the rest of the country’s labor force, we encourage our them to engage an insightful learning session in our LEGS seminars so that they will fully understand their duties and responsibilities as they enter the world of work in the industry of their choice and career which they wish to pursue,’ Dione explained.
DOLE Tarlac Field Office head Aurita Laxamana added that the LEGS will prepare and develop students become responsible partners in establishing harmonious        labor-management relationships towards attaining decent and productive work.
The LEGS was organized by the DOLE and Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Tarlac in partnership with the Tarlac State University and Tarlac Agricultural University.
Of the total participating graduating students, 1,566 hail from the Tarlac State University while the remaining 453 are from the Tarlac Agricultural University.
Sr. Labor and Employment Officer David Estanislao discussed Book 3 of the Labor Code covering Rights of Workers on minimum wage, holiday/premium pay computation, hours of work, and monetary benefits.
Aside from this, topics on management rights, as well as other topics on general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards were discussed.
Meanwhile, Tarlac Provincial PESO Manager Nida Duco provided a comprehensive guide and insights on proven practices and tips in applying and getting hired on desired jobs.
Aside from this, Duco also discussed the various employment facilitation programs and welfare services offered by both the DOLE and the PESOs.
The DOLE has intensified the LEGS seminar program in colleges and universities residing in Central Luzon to prepare future workers on work ethics and culture of productive and decent work.
END/Jerry Borja/Princess Labalan



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