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DOLE Central Luzon heads convene for mid-year performance assessment

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA— Members of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office III Management Committee, together with their program managers and focal persons, gathered on 15 July 2019 for the 2019 Mid-Year Performance Assessment at the Conference Room of DOLE Regional Office 3.


This annual activity is in line with the Department’s monitoring and evaluation process that measures accomplishments vis-a-vis the regional office’s targets. 


“Let this activity be a venue for the agency to identify areas for improvement and pinpoint programs needed to be fast-tracked,” Asst. Regional Director Geraldine Panlilio said in her welcoming message.


Planning Officer Melanie Mendoza reported to Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita the overall progress of different programs for the first semester of 2019. Among the highlights of the report are programs on employment facilitation, enterprises productivity improvement, employment preservation and regulation, tripartism and social dialogue, and workers protection and welfare.


According to Alejandro Inza Cruz, Technical Support and Services Division for Employment and Welfare Chief, 15,254 youth were assisted through the Special Program for Employment of Students as of June 2019.


Cruz also noted that almost 2,000 were given livelihood assistance around several parts of the region.


Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Officer-in-Charge Kenneth Liza disclosed that 277 micro, small, and medium enterprises were provided with training services on different modules such as 5S/ 7S, lean management, green productivity training.


Meanwhile, Technical Support and Services Division for Labor Relations and Labor Standards Chief Maria Rima Hernandez reported that during the first half of 2019, more than 3,000 establishments were inspected as to their compliance with labor laws.


Hernandez also said that 177 members from four workers’ organizations participated in the trainings conducted this 2019. According to her, these trainings adopted topics on contracting, security of tenure, labor inspection, and occupational safety and health. 


Before the session ends, each field office head discussed their acceleration plan for the second half of 2019.


In the closing remarks, RD Campita attributed the accomplishments of the regional office to the hard work and efforts of every personnel. “I hope that you see the prize of your hard work through the countless marginalized individuals and unfairly treated workers that we aim to uplift,” Campita added.




END/ A. Cunanan

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