Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that “it’s all systems go” for the celebration of the DOLE’s 82nd Anniversary with the line-up of activities that is about to happen across the 16 regions of the country.


She said this year’s fete, anchored on the theme “82 Taong Mahusay Na Serbisyo sa Manggagawang Pilipino,” shall focus on recognizing the outstanding performance of DOLE offices and personnel, as well as the milestones and innovations in DOLE Programs and Services.


“Despite the challenges we encountered in the past, we have been steadfast in ensuring that the Department’s goals are met. Our team remained consistent in setting the bar higher, and often exceeded our expectations every year. Such high performance must not go unnoticed,” Baldoz said.


“Considered as another milestone in the DOLE history, the employees and officials of the DOLE will take the center stage this year representing the integral cog that keeps this agency running so smoothly,” she added.


But as festivities are focused on its employees and officials, the nationwide activities of the DOLE persisted to be service-oriented and tripartite in spirit with regional offices still holding its usual jobs and livelihood fair.


As of press time, the line-up of activities of DOLE Regional Offices in the month-long celebration of its 82nd Founding Anniversary is as follow:


NCR: December 1—Flag Raising Ceremony; Opening of Livelihood Fair; Press-Conference; December 3—Raffle Draw of Minor Prizes; December 4—Elimination Round of the Retro@82 Dance Competition; December 7—Flag Raising Ceremony; Video Presentation of “Food Matters”; Zumba and Aerobics Exercise; Shooting Stars Challenge; Three-point Shootout; Facial and Massage; and December 8—DOLE Anniversary at OSHC;


CAR: December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; Zumba; Indoor Games; and Awarding Ceremonies;


Region 1: December 15—Thanksgiving Mass; Opening Program; Singing and Dance Competition; Conferment of Loyalty Awards; Raffle Draws; and DOLE-RO1 Family Day and Get-Together; and December 17-18— Parlor Games; and Sports Fest;


Region 3: December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; Recollection and Retreat of Employees; Health & Wellness Program (Free Massage); DOLE Recognition Day; Awarding of DOLE PRAISE; Recognition of Best Employees; Tribute for DOLE-RO3 Retirees; and Fellowship Night;


Region 5: December 1—Motorcade; and NRCO OFW Caravan; December 2—Gift-giving to Children of Banguerohan; Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) 5 Full Council Meeting; December 3—“Kawat Bikolnan” (Laro ng Lahi Games); December 4—2nd DOLE RC Annual “Oragon Awards”; and Certificate of Compliance Awarding; December 7—DOLE RCC Loves Trees (Tree Planting at Lignon Hill); December 8—Anniversary Mass; and December 13—OWWA OFW Family Day at Albay Astrodome;


Region 6: 28 November to December 1— Pre-Registration for Jobseekers (DOLE Iloilo Field Office); and TV Interview re promotion of Job Fair and Guidelines and Policies in Implementing Christmas Bonuses (ABS-CBN); December 2 to 3—Pre-Registration for Jobseekers (888 Mall, Bacolod City); and Press Briefing and Final Meeting with Partner Agencies; December 4— Job Fair (University of San Agustin Covered Gym, Iloilo City); Thanksgiving Mass; Opening Program and Awarding Ceremonies for TCCLS And CLFE; Help Desks; and Free Massage Services;


Region 7: December 1— DOLE 7-RCC Press Conference; Regional Screening Committee Meeting for Best SEADO; and DOLE-RCC Zumba; December 2—DOLE RCC Sports Fest; December 3— ECCs Free In-House Seminar – “Employees Compensation Program”; and NLRC 7th Division’s Learning Session – “Speedy and Effective Enforcement of Decisions; December 4— RTWPBs Awarding of Seal of Recognition for:  Service Quality and Two Tiered System; DOLE’s Stakeholders Convergence: Kasambahay Forum; and Sports Fest; December 5—OWWA’S Family Day; December 7—Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council Year-End Performance Assessment; and December 8—DOLE 7 RCC Mass; DOLE 7-RCC Christmas Party/Culminating Activity; Christmas Party;  DOLE – RCC 7 Got Talent;


Region 8: December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; and Family Day;


Region 9: December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; and Wellness Activity for DOLE Employees and RCC;


Region 10: December 4—RCC Sports Fest/Culminating Program; and December 8— Thanksgiving Mass; and Tripartite Certificate of Compliance with Labor Standards Awarding Ceremonies;


Region 11: December 2—Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) General Assembly at Davao Convention Center; December 6—DOLE Fun Run for Child Labor Free Philippines  at Abreeze Mall, Davao; and December 8—DOLE Anniversary Job Fair at Abreeze Mall, Davao City;


Region 12: December 3—Regional Press Conference; December 3 to 5—PESO YEPA and Recognition of Top Performing PESOs; December 7—2nd Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) Congress; December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; “Let’s Groove and Zumba for a Cause”; “Barangay Mo Serbisyuhan Ko” DOLE XII-RCC Convergence; Project at Sitio Lamfenek, Barangay Lamfugon, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; and Job Fairs – KCC Mall of Marbel; December 10— Post Anniversary Celebration Job Fair – Municipality of Malang,South Cotabato; and December 14—2015 Year End Performance Assessment (YEPA) AND 2016 Planning Exercise; and


CARAGA: December 8—Thanksgiving Mass; and ZUMBA/Dancercise; December 16— Walk for A Cause:  In support of the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program in Identified Barangays in CARAGA; Thanksgiving Mass; Awarding of Financial Assistance to Barangays with Incidence of Child Labor; and of DOLE CARAGA Stakeholders and Partners.


The DOLE Central Office, its bureaus and attached agencies, including the DOLE Regional Office-NCR, will lead the nationwide celebration at the Ichikawa Hall, Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City on 8 December 2015.


Questions on this release? Visit the DOLE website at  You may also get in touch with the DOLE Regional Office in your area, or call the DOLE Call Center at Hotline 527-3000.


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