News Release
Department of Labor and Employment
October 9, 2021

Search on for outstanding heralds of good news

The search is on for outstanding members of the media who helped the labor department in cascading its programs and services to the public.

The DOLE Media Awards, which is now in its third year, is open to members of the media with published or broadcast works that depict DOLE’s high-impact programs for workers, employers, and jobseekers amid the pandemic.

It underscores the contributions of the media in communicating the department’s employment recovery efforts and is among the highlights of the DOLE’s 88th founding anniversary on December 8.

“Our media partners have definitely helped us in delivering the good news to the public and in instilling hope amid this pandemic. As we gear up for the Department’s founding anniversary, it is fitting that we recognize those who have assisted us in creating informed and productively involved stakeholders,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

Media members and organizations nationwide are requested to submit materials focusing on DOLE programs that impact on the lives of the formal and informal sector workers as well as overseas Filipino workers and their families.

The news feature story or article must be anchored on any of the Four Pillars of the Decent Work Agenda namely, (1) respect for fundamental rights at work; (2) facilitation of employment opportunities for all; (3) social protection; and (4) social dialogue.

Materials must have been published (in print or online platform) or broadcast in mainstream media from December 2020 to October 2021.

Interested participants may submit their entries to until November 5, 2021.

The criteria for judging include content and relevance; community importance; depth and breadth of reporting; and clarity, completeness, and balance.

Cash prizes and trophies await this year’s winners. END/aldm




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