PICC, Pasay City, 06 December 2018 — Maligayang anibersaryo sa ating mga kawani at opisyal! Walumpu’t limang taon mula nang maitatag ang DOLE ay patuloy na ginagampanan ng ating ahensya ang kanyang mandato.

Eighty five years is an important milestone and it would not be possible without the hardworking public servants being the backbone of our Department. This anniversary is a celebration of and for our people… the 8,230 men and women of the six Bureaus, seven Services, 16 Regional Offices and 10 attached agencies.

In my three years, we have been partners in making reforms and implementing labor and employment policies and programs. It is with your support that my Eight-Point Labor and Employment Agenda is being steadily achieved.

We also adopted the mantra of decent work to ensure an inclusive growth where the fruits of progress are distributed fairly across and create opportunities for all.

Kung minsan, hindi maiiwasan na magkaroon ng argumento kapag nagsasama-sama ang iba’t-ibang grupo ng mga social partners. Hindi rin maiiwasan na nasisi ang DOLE sa maraming usapin. Sabi nga ng mga mahilig humugot, “Ginawa mo na lahat, pero mali ka pa rin”.

Still, we have to keep in mind that we are public servants. We work with diligence and do things the way they have to be done. Ultimately, our services impact the lives of the Filipino workers.

Sa loob ng tatlong taon ko sa DOLE, nakita ko first-hand kung gaano kayo kasipag, kung gaano kayo ka-committed sa inyong trabaho

Ang mga Heads of Agencies, Regional Directors, at Labor Attaches na on-call kahit weekend para magbigay ng mga data. Ang mga technical staff na nagreresearch at gumagawa ng mga report. Ang mga support services and staff na sinisigurado na maayos ang ating mga proseso… kayong lahat ang dahilan kung bakit nananatiling matatag, malinis at maaasahan ang DOLE.

I am truly grateful for all these.

Muli, ang pagdiriwang na ito ay para sa inyo . I hope that we continue to uphold our core values of integrity, loyalty, and excellence in service.

Happy anniversary! Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Thank you.

Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III

Department of Labor and Employment

Intramuros, Manila

Tel. No. 527-3100 loc. 625

Fax No. 567-3446