Aside from the nationwide job fairs, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the DOLE has lined up other equally valuable activities in commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.
“Aside from the job fairs, our countrymen can look forward to various DOLE activities in their localities. Through these activities, we aim to increase the public’s awareness on our various programs and services,” Secretary Baldoz said citing a report of DOLE Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Nicon F. Fameronag on the 2016 Independence Day activities.
The nationwide regional activities are as follows:
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): 12 June – celebration of World Day against Child Labor at the University of Baguio Gymnasium through the launching of “Lapis, Papel, at iba pa,” a project that encourages the public to send a child laborer to school by way of donating school supplies. A covenant that aims to eliminate the worst forms of child labor will also be signed during the event. A one-stop shop government booth will also be available on the same date and venue.
Region 1: 12 June – Awarding of certificates of compliance to establishments in Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Region 2: 12 June – Fun Run and Hataw in Tuguegarao City to be spearheaded by PIA, as well as floral offering and film viewing at Rizal Park
Region 3: 8 June – Orientation on fixed-based compensation scheme in the bus transportation industry at DOLE RO3; 8 to 9 June – tree planting activity in Porac, Pampanga; 14 June – seminar on Climate Change and Conservation Initiatives at San Fernando City, Pampanga to be attended by 50 DOLE personnel
Region 4-A: 12 June – Celebration of World Day Against Child Labor through an advocacy run, statement of support from stakeholders, awarding of scholarships, and distribution of educational supplies at the multi-purpose gym, Pila, Laguna.
Region 4-B: distribution of school supplies and livelihood project proposal writeshop to parents of children at risk of becoming child laborers on 16 to 17 June, Brgy. Kawit, Gloria, Oriental Mindoro; 21 June, Brgy. Iling Proper, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, 22 June, Brgy. Iriron, Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro
Region 5: 7 June – Migrant Workers’ Day Celebration in Camarines Sur; 8 June – groundbreaking ceremony of the DOLE Regional Office 13 June – Flag raising ceremony, film showing, and talk on nationalism, patriotism, and nation building at the DOLE regional office
Region 6: 12 June – Installation of one-stop shop booth of DOLE RCC, SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG at Mary Mart Mall, Iloilo City; Distribution of school supplies to child laborers and children at risk of child labor
Negros Island Region (NIR): 7 June – Orientation and adaption of voluntary code on good practices in the sugar industry at Siaton, Negros Oriental; 12 June – Martsa para sa Batang Malaya; Signing of the MOU on Lakbay Aral; turnover of school supplies to “lakaw” beneficiary schools; awarding of child labor free establishment; project angel tree; stakeholders’ documentary exhibit on child welfare efforts; larong pinoy; advocacy through skills-demo, free services for children, and community dancing and singing; Quad media advocacy campaign
Region 7: 7 June – Turnover of livelihood project to Anajao Farmers Association in Argao, Cebu; BAPESCOM meeting and learning session on the Skills Registry System in Tagbilaran City, Bohol; information dissemination on livelihood and employment facilitation programs at the Bohol Integrated Development Authority; 8 June – Labor education seminar at the Cogon Gym, Cebu City; 11 June – Orientation on the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Bilar and in Sierra Bullones, Bohol; 13 June – TUPAD and OSH orientation in Alicia and in Trinidad, Bohol; 14 June – TUPAD pay-out to provide employment to displaced workers in Siquijor; 14 June – Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on the JobStart Philippines Program; 15 June – Mactan International Airport Authority and Chong Hua Hospital unveiling, ITC Hospital Induction, Voluntary Code on Good Practices signing, and Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan awarding ceremony at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City; TUPAD orientation in Larena, Siquijor; 16 June –Seminar on Career Guidance Advocacy Program; 17 June – Orientation on employment coaching to SCAN members in Larena, Siquijor; 20 to 24 June – Information dissemination on the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) in Siquijor; 24 June – TUPAD payout and SPES orientation in Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Region 8: 15 June – Awarding of livelihood grants in Catbalogan City, Samar
Region 9: 1 June – DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Program (DILEEP) turnover ceremony; 1 to 6 June – Participation in the Saulog Festival; 2nd week of June – Distribution of TUPAD checks to beneficiaries in Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur; turn-over of starter kits and launching of catering project in Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte; advocacy on Child Labor Program in Zamboanga del Norte; 23 June – Public Employment Service Office (PESO) mobile meeting and learning session in Dipolog City
Region 11: 9 June – Distribution of school supplies through Project Angel Tree in Brgy. Kibuaya, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur sponsored by the Kibuaya ABK2 Initiative Consumer Parents Association; 10 June – Forum on child labor in supply chains, orientation on DOLE’s Incentivizing Compliance Program, awarding of child labor free establishment certificate, and production and distribution of information and education materials at the Ritz Hotel in Davao City; 14 June – Advocacy on child labor at the Sugarcane Workers’ Congress in Digos City, Daval del Sur; 21 June – Distribution of school supplies through Project Angel Tree in Daval del Norte sponsored by the Banana Industry Tripartite Council XI
Region 12: 3 June – Release of livelihood assistance to 20 parents of working children in General Santos City; release of school supplies to 45 Project Angel Tree beneficiaries in Pigcawayan, Cotabato; 10 June – Release of school supplies to 50 Project Angel Tree beneficiaries in Barangays Fatima, San Isidro, and Lagao in General Santos City; 14 June – Conduct of DILEEP and OSH orientation in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; 17 June –Release of livelihood assistance to 100 beneficiaries in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; launching of Lake Sebu as labor laws compliant tourist destination
The 118th celebration of the Philippine Independence Day is anchored on the theme: “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong”.