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Updated: Mar 29, 2023

APRIL ROSE N. MAGPANTAY LEO III DOLE Batangas Provincial Office / March 20, 2023

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office IV-A through its Batangas Provincial Office (BPO) culminated its last leg of orientations about the Construction, Safety, and Health Program (CSHP) with contractors at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Field Office, Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas, March 8.

A total of 46 participants attended the CSHP Orientation in DPWH Field Office, Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas, (Photo by: DPWH)

For its last installment of orientation, DOLE BPO Labor and Employment Officers headed by Ms. Roma Rori Mae Magtaas and Ms. Jenalyn De Chavez led the conduct of orientation with 46 contractors in the fourth district of Batangas.

One of the participants, Mr. Bobby Guce, expressed his sincere appreciation of the initiative for the department in educating and assisting them with their CSHP application requirements.

“Sa katulad po naming nagtatrabaho sa construction, ‘yun pong ganitong opportunity ay napakaganda dahil doon po namin nalalaman talaga lahat kung ano po ang dapat naming gawin na maging safe ang mga ginagawa namin…Kailangan po naming i-refresh, basahin kung ano po ‘yung natutuhan namin dito para makita po namin, one-by-one, step-by-step kung ano po talaga ang prosesong gagawin, ‘yung mga ipapatupad po sa construction site,” Guce shared.

Prior to the orientation in Lipa City, DOLE BPO also held similar activities in other field offices of DPWH in Balayan, Batangas City, and Tanauan City.

Mr. Mishael Alwyn Castillo, an employee of DPWH handling CSHP applications, shared that the learning that they acquired will aid them in implementing the program swiftly.

“Napakahalaga ng safety sa isang workplace lalo na sa mga tao kasi hindi naman magiging effective ang isang project, isang trabaho kung wala ang safety…Very timely s’ya at mas naging aware sila pagdating sa safety at kung ano ‘yung mga kailangan nilang papel, mga documents para sa approval ng kanilang CSHP application,” Castillo uttered.

Twenty-two (22) attendees participated in the CSHP Orientation in Tanauan City, Batangas, on February 22.

According to Ms. Magtaas, the orientation aims to provide technical guidance on the CSHP application process to existing construction contractors in the province.

“Para sa amin naman na mga evaluator ng CSHP, naging malaking tulong ito upang mas mapabilis ang pag disseminate namin ng information sa halos lahat ng contractors dito sa probinsya ng Batangas. Nagkaroon din ng open forum sa nasabing orientation na nakatulong upang mapakinggan ang iba’t ibang suhestyon at hinaing ng bawat contractors,” Magtaas remarked.

During the orientation, resource speakers reiterated the different documents required as well as the common errors upon application.

Labor and employment officers also tackled the general labor standards and the family welfare program of the department.

A total of 129 contractors joined in the four orientations of DOLE personnel in various DPWH field offices.

Twenty-three (23) participants attended the CSHP Orientation in Batangas City, Batangas. February 27.

Thirty-eight (38) contractors joined the CSHP Orientation in Balayan, Batangas, on February 27.

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