DOLE-Batangas and its partners launched last May 10 www.pursigeh.com which is an online platform that seeks to connect users to different success channels which include jobs, career coachings and community mentorships.
The following were present during the ceremonial launching: Dir. Predelma M. Tan of DOLE-Batangas; Dr. Karl Joseph D. Sanmocte, Mr. Chester A. Del Valle and Ms. Danica Mae R. Tiquis of Pursigeh; Ms. Rose Lyn C. Francisco of Batangas Federation of PESO Managers, Inc.; Mr. John Richard Esguerra of BatStateU Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation Office (CTI); Ms. Madonna Dio and Mr. Ruel Punzalan of Batangas Province Tripartite Industrial Peace Council; 35 PESO managers of Batangas LGUs, and; 3 JPO managers of partner colleges and universities.
In her opening remarks, Ms. Francisco looked back on the developments of Pursigeh. She recalled that it all started with a “simple Google form.”
“Bilang bahagi na rin ng PESO sa lumipas ng ilang taon, nakita ko na ang pagbabago. Of course may mga challenges pero ang nakakatuwa sa kabila ng lahat…lagi at lagi tayong nagsisikap para itaas, para iangat ang kalidad ng serbisyo publiko na ibinibigay natin sa ating mga kababayan. At ang www.pursigeh.com ay isa na namang patunay…na kapag sama sama (ay) kayang kaya,” she said.
She added that she, together with the whole PESO Federation, was excited for this launching because the site is geared towards making its users successful.
“Pwede kang maging matagumpay sa papamagitan ng trabaho na nakapost, o sa pakikipag usap sa aming coaches. Pwede kang rin maging matagumpay sa pamamagitan ng pakikipag-interact sa iba na siyang bubuhat rin sa iyo paitaas.”
Dir. Tan of DOLE-Batangas agreed with Ms. Francisco. She quipped that because this is an online success community, the pillars needed to keep the community growing are intact.
“Inalam namin yung needs ng mga students, job seekers, employers and workers. Inaral namin. At yun ang ating sosolusyonan,” she added.
In her message of thanksgiving, Dir. Tan also mentioned the efforts of the PESOs and JPOs of Batangas. She said that this core group has always stand beside DOLE and is “always willing to take the front, ever ready to defy whatever challenges that come our way.”
She also thanked BatStateU CTI for the technical assistance given to the Pursigeh team. According to her, the mentorships under the BatStateU CTI’s SCAN program widened the horizons and increase the confidence of the developers of Pursigeh.
Furthermore, Dir. Tan cited the volunteerism spirit of the career coaches whose services fuel the site.
“Hindi lahat ay may ganyang pagtawag at hindi lahat ay may tapang na tumugon. But you, dear volunteer career coaches said your fiat. You uttered your yes.”
After the ceremonial launching, an online job fair was held which was participated by 21 companies with an aggregate of more than 2000 vacancies.