A ceremonial awarding of the DOLE BikeCINATION Project took place during a special job fair that was organized by the Pasay City Local Government Unit’s (LGU) Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in coordination with the Makati-Pasay Field Office (MPFO) of the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) on August 16, 2022 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Said activity was in line with the LGU’s birthday celebration for Pasay City Mayor Imelda G. Calixto-Rubiano.

In her short address, Mayor Calixto-Rubiano said that every Pasayeño should be given such employment opportunities, especially in these trying economic times.

“Sa kabila ng patuloy na pagtaas ng bilihin sa pang araw-araw, nararapat lamang na lahat tayo ay mabigyan ng pagkakataon upang makahanap ng maayos at marangal na trabaho. Ang pagkakaroon ng maayos na trabaho ay bahagi ng ating Livelihood Project sa ilalim ng HELP Priority Agenda na patuloy nating isusulong sa ating syudad,” said the local chief executive.

IN PHOTOS (top group photo, from left): TESDA Pasay-Makati District Director Rizal S. Bautista; DOLE-NCR Senior Labor and Employment Officer Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes; OIC-PESO Manager Filipinas Rosario C. Sampang; Pasay City Mayor Imelda G. Calixto-Rubiano; DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Russel A. Jallorina; and DOLE-NCR MPFO OIC-Director II, Atty. Olivia O. Obrero-Samson.


Likewise, DOLE-NCR officials such as Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Russel A. Jallorina and MPFO OIC-Director II, Atty. Olivia O. Obrero-Samson conveyed their messages of support for the activity.

“I would like to thank our employers who are here today and heeded the call and decided to open their doors to our jobseekers. Hindi rin po matatawaran ang inyong kontribusyon sa ating production process. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” said Assistant Regional Director Jallorina, in his message during the conduct of job fair.

“This is a manifestation of the Department’s firm support to our fully-vaccinated fellowmen from the informal sector in their unending quest for economic stability during this ongoing health crisis. May this aid you in starting your own small businesses as we are still coping from the effects of the pandemic,” said MPFO OIC-Director II, Atty. Obrero-Samson during the awarding of DOLE BikeCINATION Project that benefitted some 10 Pasayeños.

Meanwhile, said LGU also set up a One-Stop-Shop during the activity, with agencies from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

END / Francisco Orallo, Jr.