News Release
Department of Labor and Employment
March 15, 2021

Bello lauds power of women in workforce

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed his gratitude for the contributions of women in Philippine labor.

In a video message marking the Women’s Month, the labor chief also cited the significant role of Filipinas in the country’s current campaign to neutralize COVID-19.

“Kayo ang tunay na frontliner, hindi lamang sa ating mga tahanan, kundi higit na marami sa inyo ang nasa front lines sa pagsugpo sa pandemya, nandito man sa ating bansa o sa ibayong dagat,” Secretary Bello said.

Bello shared his admiration for women who continuously work to provide for their families despite the threat of the pandemic while assuring that the Department of Labor and Employment will tirelessly continue to work for the rights and welfare of all working women, both here and abroad.

On the same vein, the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) also said on the occasion that it will tirelessly craft policies and implement programs that benefit women workers.

For the celebration of Women’s Month, the BWSC conducted a virtual learning session on welfare for women workers.

The session was aimed at raising awareness on women rights and welfare in the workplace, including DOLE programs for working women.

It also addressed issues on mental health brought about by radical changes in work environments and practices. The orientation was participated by workers’ groups, human resource development representatives, and partners from civil society.

Aside from the learning session, the BWSC also posted the 2021 National Women’s Month banner in its official website and Facebook page.

END/BWSC

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