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Partners manifest support to DOLE-Batangas employment drive

During the ceremonial launching of last May 10, partners of DOLE-Batangas sign the Manifesto of Support to the Province’s Employment Drive.

The following, representing their own organizations, signed the Manifesto: Ms. Rose Lyn C. Francisco, President of Batangas Federation of PESO Managers, Inc.; Mr. John Richard Esguerra, Head of BatStateU Center for Technopreneurship and Innovation Office (CTI); Ms. Madonna Dio and Mr. Ruel Punzalan, Vice Chair for Management and Labor respectively of Batangas Province Tripartite Industrial Peace Council; Ms. Rhodora Atienza of PESO Sta. Teresita; Mr. Arnulfo Ascaño of PESO Laurel; Ms. Rhodora Ilagan of PESO Bauan; Mr. Rommer Gonzales of PESO San Pascual; Ms. Anna Louisa Cauntay of JPO University of Batangas; Ms. Jonalyn Quitain of PESO Cuenca; Ms. Jessemae Guiterrez of PESO Mabini; Mr. Glenn Aytona of PESO Calatagan; Ms. Mercy Punzalan of PESO Agoncillo; Mr. Noel Silang of PESO Batangas City; Mr. Joshua Zabarte of PESO Nasugbu; Ms. Mygelen Balasbas of PESO Taysan; Mr. Jose Roseller Castillo of PESO Batangas Province; Ms. Marina Austria of PESO San Nicolas; Dr. Alex Ylagan of JPO Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas; Ms. Fe Olave of PESO Mataasnakahoy; Ms. Fil Camille Villanueva of PESO Rosario; Ms. Angel Caguete of PESO San Luis; Ms. Quelly Virrey of PESO San Jose; Ms. Lea Catapang of PESO Ibaan; Mr. Glenn Castillo of PESO San Juan, and; Mr. Alvin Lumbera of PESO Balete.

The Manifesto of Support

The Manifesto of Support to the Employment Drive in the Province of Batangas read as follows:

We, partners of the Department of Labor and Employment and concerned stakeholders of the community, share the vision of a full, decent and productive employment for all;

We acknowledge and understand the struggles of jobseekers and the burdens they face psychologically, socially, morally and economically;

We honor their continuous pursuit characterized by hard work, courage, grit and perseverance, and we vow to do our part in ensuring that all their efforts and sacrifices shall not be put in vain;

Therefore, we support the employment drive within the Province of Batangas, specifically the following initiatives which aim to give resolve to the concerns of many jobseekers:

· Pursigeh: A Success Community

· Be the Best: Bida ang The Best

· Cool Lab: A Collaborative Podcast about Trabaho, Negosyo and Kabuhayan

To the best of our abilities, we will actively promote the said projects and will give constructive inputs so that an excellent service—in matters of referral and placement; career guidance and employment coaching, and; labor market information—which the public truly deserves may be attained.

Message of Thanksgiving

Dir. Predelma M. Tan thanked the stakeholders who manifested their support to the employment drive of the Province. She acknowledged that community goals shall be attained if there is collaboration among various entities.

“At this point, talagang our hearts are full. We can really feel your support. Kaya naman, salamat.”

Dir. Tan 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.

“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.”

She also expressed the Department’s gratitude to Batangas Province Tripartite Industrial Peace Council and to the employer and worker sectors at large.

“Isang kahanga-hangang tanawin na ang sector ng management and labor ay aktibong katuwang namin para sa industrial peace and employment drive.”

The signing of the Manifesto can be viewed at the 48:28 mark:

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