Time for the purveyors of hope and the good news to be recognized!

The labor department is set to award members of media who stood with the government in keeping the public well-informed on employment and labor issues, and helped in instilling hope among the people amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The DOLE Media Awards, now on its second year, is among the highlights of the week-long celebration of the agency’s founding anniversary. DOLE observes its 87th year on December 8.

The award underscores the significant contributions of the media in communicating the department’s programs and services for workers, employers, and jobseekers.

“As we continue to grapple with the pandemic, the people have to be abreast of what the government is doing. This is why we thank the media for being our powerful partner in cascading our programs and services to the public. They stood by us in creating an informed, productively involved, and inspired people,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.

The Awards will recognize individual media members and organizations for their published and broadcast works that depict DOLE’s high impact programs anchored on any of the Four Pillars of Decent Work Agenda: (1) respect for fundamental rights at work; (2) facilitation of employment opportunities for all; (3) social protection; and (4) social dialogue.

Media members and organizations are requested to submit materials focusing on DOLE programs that impact on the lives of the Filipino workers, in the formal, informal sectors and OFWs and their family.

Materials must have been published (in print or online platform) or broadcast in mainstream media during the year.

All interested participants may submit their entries to dole_lco@yahoo.com until December 1, 2020.

Awarding ceremonies will be on December 11, 2020.

For further details, contact DOLE-Information and Publication Service through (02) 8527-3446 loc. 624 and 625. END