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DOLE-NCR Intensifies Jobstart Advocacy

Reaching out to the various facets of the society is one of the key strategies of the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region in advocating for the JobStart Philippine Program. Employment Promotion and Workers’ Welfare Division Personnel Mr. Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes and Ms. Leila R. Legayo represented the Office in the activity held at St. Giles Hotel on 28 July 2017.

The orientation was part of the activity spearheaded by iRestore, a non-government organization, for its partner implementers in the grassroots level of Regions VI and VIII. Also in the activity are the Local Chief Executive of Salcedo, Samar, the Regional Director of TESDA RO VI and representatives of Handicap International and other NGOs. The TESDA Central Office Planning Service representative was likewise present in the activity as one of the presenters.

Ms. Legayo presented the JobStart Philippine initiative and likewise discussed the requisites and benefits of the program while Mr. Delos Reyes responded to the queries posted by the participants. The presentation was well received and appreciated by the participants in particular, the NGOs, as it raised their interest in coordinating with the DOLE Regional Offices and Public Employment Service Offices. Linkage between the PESOs and NGOs are seen as vital channel to bridge their beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

On the side, Mr. Delos Reyes mentioned the programs being implemented by the DOLE that caters to the development and welfare of the Persons with Disabilities through the Tulong Alalay sa Taong may Kapansanan. Aside from Jobstart, he likewise mentioned the other youth programs such as the Special Program for Employment of Students, Government Internship Program, and Career Guidance and Employment Coaching. Said programs, Mr. Delos Reyes continued, aims to enhance the capacities and skills of the youth to further their chances in the labor market.


By, Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes, Sr. LEO - EPWW

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