Promote gainful employment opportunities and human resource development

Protect and promote worker’s rights and welfare

Promote and maintain industrial peace



The Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE–NCR) is the premier Regional Office responsible for the implementation of policies and programs that promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect the welfare and advancement of workers, and maintain harmonious industrial relations between and among the workers and employers in Metro Manila.

It addresses the needs of about 5.062 million workers in 16 cities namely: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, Taguig, Valenzuela Navotas, San Juan and the Municipality of Pateros.



National Capital Region also called Metropolitan Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Metro Manila is the smallest among the regions in the Philippines in terms of land area with only 636 square kilometers, but is among the thirty most populous metropolitan areas in the world. It is the most densely populated region in the country with a population of 11,553,427 million and with a population density of 18,650 person per square kilometer (2007 census).

Under the Integrated Re-organization Plan (IPR) which took effect in July 1975, the Regional Office for Metro Manila was created and was called Region 4. Pursuant to Presidential Decree 879 in January 1976, Region 4 was divided into two regions namely Region 4 covering Metro Manila and Region 4A covering Southern Tagalog Region, for purposes of administrative field organization of the various departments and agencies of government. By Virtue of Presidential Decree 1396, June 2, 1978, under section three, Region Four was renamed National Capital Region in view of its critical importance to human settlement developments.



Every Filipino worker attains full, decent and productive employment.



To promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace.


Core Values

The Department of Labor and Employment is committed to uphold the highest standards of excellent public service by promoting, as a way of life of its personnel, the following core values:

Duty above all

  • Commitment to public interest – Upholding public interest over and above personal interest.
  • Responsiveness to the public – Extending prompt, courteous, and adequate service to the public.

Objectivity and Integrity

  • Justness and Sincerity – Remaining true to the people at all times, not discriminating against anyone; and respecting the rights of others and refraining from doing acts contrary to law, morals, good customs, public policy, public order, public safety and public interest.
  • Simple Living – leading modest lives appropriate to their position and income.


  • Political Neutrality – providing service to everyone without discrimination and regardless of party affiliation or preference; non-participation in any partisan political activity at the expense of public service.
  • Commitment to Democracy – maintaining the principle of public accountability; committing to the democratic way of life and values; and upholding the Constitution at all times.
  • Nationalism and Patriotism – Being loyal to the Republic, to the Constitution and to the Filipino people and being obedient to all the laws, rules, regulations and other legal orders of duly constituted authorities.


  • Professionalism – Performing duties with the highest degree of excellence, professionalism, intelligence and skill.