SANTA CRUZ, MANILA – On 04 October 2022, the Department of Labor and Employment MIMAROPA conducted the 16th Regional PESO Congress in partnership with the Federation of MIMAROPA PESO Managers Inc. Participants for the event were PESO Managers, Job Placement Officers and DOLE MIMAROPA Personnel.

Topics discussed during the congress were:

  1. Thrust and direction of the New Administration towards employment by Director Patriwirawan of BLE;
  2. Employment opportunities for SITEL Palawan by Senior Site Director Jen Joloc;
  3. Orientation on new features of PEIS and PhilJobNet by Ms. Kathering Pineda, ISA II of DOLE MIMAROPA,

Bureau of Local Employment OIC Director Patrick P. Patriwirawan delivered the message of DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma. β€œThe Department of Labor and Employment lauds the resolute spirit of the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) and Job Placement Offices (JPOs) of the MIMAROPA Region in serving as frontline providers of employment facilitation services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which brought unprecedented challenge to our economy, health and lives of the Filipino people. Amidst the adversities, MIMAROPA PESOs remain steadfast in pursuing decent work and full employment thru our active labor market interventions and social safety nets”, he said in his message.

β€œYour efforts have certainly not gone unnoticed. During the first semester of this year, PESOs of Region 4B collectively referred for placement 65,728 jobseekers. Out of which, 62,224 qualified workers were placed to decent employment. This totals to 95% of placement rate of the region for the first semester of 2022. We commend this noteworthy accomplishment and the efforts of the PESOs as our implementing arm in bringing our programs to the grassroots level”, he added.

Also conducted during the congress was the election of new Regional PESO Officers. They will be the regional officers of MIMAROPA until 2025. DOLE MIMAROPA ARD Erwin N. Aquino led the oath taking of the newly elected officers.

The new set of officers are:
PRESIDENT: Ms. Cinderella Palomar – El Nido, Palawan
VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Eder Apolinar M. Redublo – Calapan City, Or. Mindoro
SECRETARY: Ms. Alma Timtiman – Provincial Govt of Marinduque
TREASURER: Mr. Demetrio A. Lopez – Puerto Princesa City
AUDITOR: Mr. Antonio Magnaye Jr. – Provincial Govt of Or. Mindoro
BUSINESS MANAGER: Ms. Josefa Del Prado – Looc, Romblon
PRO: Mr. Andres Castillo – Provincial Govt of Occ. Mindoro

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is a non-fee charging multi-dimenstional employment service facility or entity established in all Local Government Units (LGUs) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) pursuant to R.A. No. 8759 or the PESO Act of 1999 as amended by R.A. No. 10691. The PESO aims to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of employment facilitation services as well as to provide timely information on labor market and DOLE Programs.