DOLE-Kalinga Field Office (DOLE-KFO) continues its rollout of education and information services to its constituents providing various seminars, orientations, and similar activities aimed at strengthening ties with the local communities, empowering the youth, and improving the overall implementation of its programs in the province.

The DOLE-KFO held various seminars participated by around 26 cooperatives to discuss their regulatory and reportorial requirements, registration under Rule 1020, compliance to General Labor Standards (GLS) and Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS), a Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) training, with Batas Kasambahay, and Gender and Development. The 6 modules on BOSH were headed by LEO III Anthony Luminag, with assistance from KFO staff.

Through DOLE Administrative Order No. 39 Series of 2014, an instructional session was held  for the Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiaries at Mapaway, Tabuk City, Kalinga. The program serves as an internship opportunity for high school, technical-vocational, or college graduates to demonstrate the talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service.

In order to capacitate the youth, two Labor and Employment Education Services were held in the form of  Labor Market Information (LMI) and Career Talk at the Tabuk City National High school which was attended by 252 senior high school students. Senior LEO Emmanuel Barcellano conducted interactive and engaging information-sessions with the participants.

A Gender and Development discussion was provided for 45 3rd year BS Social Work students at the Kalinga State University. The presentation tackled issues on gender mainstreaming or equality, and anti-illegal recruitment and trafficking-in-persons.

Furthermore, the Federation on Career Guidance Advocates of the Philippines, Inc., in coordination with Dep-Ed, partnered with the DOLE as they presented a LMI, including Key Employment Generators of major industry groups with the highest employment potential. During this activity, Mr. Luminag interposed the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution to the 282 attendees.

Orientations for Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) were provided by Sr. LEO Lourdes Canseco for various barangay-beneficiaries from the municipalities of Pinukpuk, Tabuk, and Tinglayan, Kalinga, including 60 workers from barangays Cudal and Magaogao.


END//Daryll Ponard