Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday lauded the National Conciliation and Mediation Board Region IV-B Director headed by Jay Jasper B. Javines, and the Labor Communications Office led by Director Nicon F. Fameronag for the establishment of another DOLE-NCMB Book Corner, the fourth such corner, at the Main Campus of the Romblon State University in Odiongan, Romblon.

“I commend the NCMB, LCO, and the Romblon State University for working together to bring to realization this information and reference hub which will help in raising the level of awareness of library users and other researchers on DOLE programs and services.  Students, faculty, and researchers will have a wider and easy access to labor and employment information and other references and reading materials which could broaden their knowledge and insights on various labor and employment related issues”, Baldoz said after Director Javines reported to the Secretary the successful establishment of the Book Corner at the RSU.

Since last year, the NCMB and the LCO have been establishing Book Corners in selected educational institutions in the MIMAROPA Region to serve as a hub for various DOLE publications, references, and reading materials on employment, alternative dispute resolution processes, labor-management cooperation schemes, livelihood, productivity, and other information pertaining to labor and employment and other labor-related issues.

The book corner at Romblon’s only state institution of higher learning is the fourth Book Corner to be established by the DOLE and NCMB, in coordination with the Labor Communications Office and DOLE Library.

Book Corners have also established at the Divine Word College (DWC) in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro as partner-school beneficiary on 12 September 2013; at the Southwestern Institute for Business and Technology (SIBTECH), Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro on 27 February 2014, and at the Romblon State University-San Fernando, Romblon on 27 March 2014.

The NCMB Region IV-B official headed by Director Jay Jasper B. Jimenez, and DOLE Librarian Maria Teresa M. Cabance led in the turnover of the fourth Book Corner at the Romblon State University Library-Odiongan Campus on 28 October 2014. Dr. Elvin Gaac, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Romblon State University-Odiongan Campus received the books and other reading materials for the Book Corner.  Other college officials, RSU librarians, students, and other DOLE staff from Odiongan, Romblon Field Office witnessed the turnover.

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