To commiserate with victims of calamities
Baldoz orders austere, yet meaningful, commemoration of DOLE’s 80th anniversary

In view of the successive natural disasters that have wrought havoc and destruction in many parts of the country and in sympathy with the victims, the Department of Labor and Employment’s 80th Foundation Anniversary shall be observed not with lavish celebration, but with focused DOLE assistance to ensure their rehabilitation and recovery.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said this yesterday as she instructed all DOLE regional directors to be austere in commemorating the milestone event, particularly in the conduct of their respective celebratory activities.

“We can celebrate meaningfully DOLE’s 80 years of public service without being lavish. We will celebrate the anniversary as one compassionate agency acting fast and helping  our distressed workers to ease their plight after the Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda,” Baldoz said.

She said the DOLE is exhausting all possible means to extend assistance, even to its own men and women who were also affected.

“We will commemorate the Department’s anniversary in the simplest and most economical way. The regions should refrain from spending on exclusive events and activities. The amount to be saved should be channelled to those who are in dire need of help,” Baldoz said.

“A solemn thanksgiving mass and a simple breakfast would suffice,” she added.


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