APEC 101: Imagine the Possibilities Information Roadshow kicks-off at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro

In preparation for the Philippine hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2015, the Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations (OUIER) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) kicked off the APEC 101: Imagine the Possibilities Information Roadshow on September 16 in Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City.


Over 80% of applicants passed preliminary screening for Customs posts

The Bureau of Customs has released the names of about 5,000 applicants who passed the preliminary screening to fill 1,056 vacant positions at the Bureau’s main office and various collection districts throughout the country. The pre-screened applicants, comprising about 80% of 6,013 who submitted their application to the BOC, are required to take the general ability and competency exam to be administered by the Civil Service Commissioner (CSC) on August 31, 2014 (Sunday).


PCA celebrates 28th National Coconut Week, first International Coconut Festival

With its theme, “Niyog: Magsasaka, Mahalaga!”, the Philippine Coconut Authority will open the 28th National Coconut Week and 1st International Coconut Festival on August 28, 2014 at the Mega Trade Hall 2 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.


DOE, private sector to boost power capacities in the Visayas

From the Department of Energy To increase the development of industries in the Visayas region, the Department of Energy (DOE) welcomed the announcement of Global Business Power Corporation’s (GBPC) Toledo Power Company’s (TPC) 1A Expansion Project synchronization to the grid in Toledo City, Cebu last August 17, 2014. Visayas Field Office (VFO) Director Antonio E. […]


Sec. Baldoz to Youth: Be job-ready through JobStart Philippines

From the Department of Labor and Employment “Full-cycle employment facilitation includes enhanced career assessment and guidance, life skills training, technical skills training, and internship which are the major building blocks in preparing young people for productive employment.” This was the statement of Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday, as she reiterated her call […]


DOLE Region 12 trailblazes as first online student employment program

Even with only 12 institutionalized (Public Employment Service Offices) PESOs out of 79 in the region, this had not stopped the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 12 from implementing an innovation that other DOLE regional offices and PESOs in the country should emulate: an online Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) that fast-tracks all the processes involved in the Special Program for the Employment of Students, a DOLE flagship program.


DOLE issues pay rules for Ninoy Aquino Day

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that proper wage rules and core labor standards for workers must be observed on Thursday, August 21, 2014, which is a Special Non-Working Day across the nation marking Ninoy Aquino Day.


DOLE: 1,299 OFW repatriates from Libya assisted through Assist WELL Program

Many OFW repatriates from Libya, when asked to tick off what type of assistance they would want to receive from the government, express not just one, but several, types of assistance so much so that Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said she expected the DOLE’s its regional and other attached offices regional offices to be working in a frenetic pace to satisfy the repatriates’ request for assistance.


Sec. Baldoz lauds DOLE Region 12 for Internet-based Quality Management System

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz yesterday lauded the the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 12, headed by Regional Director Ofelia Bautista-Domingo, for implementing a very important management innovation, an Internet-based Quality Management System (IQMS) that eliminates 75 percent of paperwork requirements, enhances transparency, simplifies DOLE transactions, and enhances the region’s services delivery capability.


POEA issues guidelines on Ebola prevention for seafarers and manning agencies

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued guidelines for seafarers and manning agencies in taking precaution against infection of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).