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Labor Laws Compliance Officers Tapped as Advocates

The Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division held an orientation-advocacy activity on youth bridging programs such as the Special Program for Employment of Students and JobStart Philippines Program and at the same time, surface the issues of Child Labor incidence in the Region. The activity was held on 30 august 2017 at the Aloha Hotel and was participated by Labor Laws Compliance Officers of the six Field Offices.

Ms. Cynthia J. Tolentino of the Manila Field Office discussed the salient features of the amended SPES Law including the increase in age qualifications from 15-24 to 15-30 so as to be aligned with the Philippine definition of youth; the increase in days of implementation from 20-52 to 20-78 days to give the beneficiaries time to hone their workplace skills and attitude; and the change in the disaggregation of salary from 60-40 to 75-25 to accommodate 5 th and 6 th class municipalities.

The Jobstart initiative was presented by Ms. Leila R. Legayo. She emphasized the importance of having the necessary life skills training so as to make the youth palatable to the employers and easily facilitate their transition to the world of work. On the other hand, Ms. Aurora E. Halcon discussed the Child Labor issues and DO 149 s. 2016 defining hazardous work and undertakings.

The primary objective of the activity is to impart relevant information to the LLCOs as regard program availment, scope, and implementation so as to make them effective advocates of youth interventions being provided by the Department to increase its takers and beneficiaries. The activity is part of the initiative of EPWW to cascade information on its programs and services through other available means to reach various stakeholders and broaden its clientele.

 

By: Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes, Sr. LEO, EPWW

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2017-09-04
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