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DOLE-NCR capacitates PESO Pateros
DOLE-NCR through the Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division (TSSD-EPWW), extended technical assistance to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Pateros, the lone municipality in NCR. Aurora E. Halcon, Officer-in-Charge of said Division headed the group together with Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes and Angel C. Santos.
The EPWW team was received by the Hon. Miguel “Ike” Ponce III, Municipal Mayor. During the courtesy visit, the local chief executive (LCE) expressed his gratitude for the time and initiatives extended by DOLE to Pateros. The Pateros Mayor briefly discussed the history of their City and its relations as regard territorial disputes with its neighboring cities of Taguig and Makati. Mayor Ponce likewise mentioned his projects and services that ascertain the progress he envisions for the municipality. 
During the presentations, Halcon discussed the workers’ welfare interventions beginning with the livelihood assistance followed by programs in addressing child labor concerns, family welfare program, and the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). The EPWW OIC-Chief stressed that these initiatives are designed as stop-gap measures to alleviate beneficiaries from their conditions. 
As for the employment programs, Delos Reyes focused on the youth bridging programs such as the Special Program for Employment of Students, Government Internship Programs, JobStart Philippines, and Career Guidance and Employment Coaching and Labor Education for Graduating Students. He mentioned that said programs are aimed at making the youth more employable and competitive in the labor market in preparation for their eventual entry to the world of work. Likewise, he discussed the features of the Anti-Age Discrimination Law and the DOLE Guidelines on Contracting and Subcontracting. Keen interest and appreciation as regard to the programs and services discussed were expressed by the officers and staff of PESO Pateros.
The objective of said initiative is to enable the PESO Pateros to be fully equipped with the DOLE employment facilitation programs whilst prepare said PESO for its entry as the sole aspirant of the region in the Search for Best PESO under the First Class Municipality category. END / Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes / IMSD-LCO-2018-01 / PRJ18-12
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