Odiongan, Romblon – The PESO Managers Association of Romblon (PESOMAR) convened on January 25, 2019 for a Special Meeting held at Haliwood Inn, Odiongan, Romblon.

Fourteen (14) members of PESOMAR and eight (8) Brgy. PESO Managers from Looc were present during the meeting. Graced by the DOLE Romblon Field Office Head, Mr. Carlo B. Villaflores, the meeting was successfully conducted and issues and concerns regarding the upcoming Regional PESO Congress and SPES were addressed accordingly.

Ms. Josefa M. Del Prado, PESOMARs Vice President and PESO MIMAROPA Federation member re-echoed what was discussed during the 1st Regional PESO Federation Meeting in Marinduque last January 16, 2019. She discussed the details and the proposed program of activities of the 15th Regional PESO Congress which will be held at Looc, Romblon on February 18-22, 2019. Ms. Alicia C. Fetalvero, Provincial PESO Manager and PESOMAR President, also discussed the plans for their preparation as host province and assigned committees in different areas for the smooth flow of the activity.

The PESO Managers also deliberated and drafted a resolution, addressed to the DOLE Secretary, requesting for additional funding for the implementation of Special Program for the Employment of Students. They wanted to cater more students because this is one of the programs that help the youths financially for their education. It was presented by Mr. Villaflores and he mentioned that the budget for the program has decreased for 2019. The resolution was unanimously approved by the members of the association.

End/Glory Lee F. Foja