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BAGUIO CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) in its efforts to bring DOLE closer to its clientele and Baguio City's constituents conducted a summarized information on its programs, projects, activities and services to Baguio City Congressman-Elect Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr.

Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena briefed Congressman-Elect Aliping on DOLE's organizational structure presenting its composition beginning with the Office of the Secretary Proper which included the Offices of three Undersecretaries and three Assistant Secretaries, thirty eight Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO), seven Services, six Bureaus and sixteen Regional Offices and twelve Agencies attached to DOLE for policy and program coordination and/or administrative supervision. These are grouped together into clusters according to functions.

Director Jalbuena also presented the conceptual framework of the Department which is employment, social protection and welfare and labor relations. These programs and services serves as a blueprint on labor and employment reforms, policies and programs in the country and represents the collective priorities of various stakeholders toward addressing issues on labor and employment over the medium term.

"It is anchored on President Benigno Aquino III's Social Contract with the Filipino People. It is also supportive of the Philippine Development Plan, 2011-2016, specifically the promotion of decent and productive work principles. The LEP aims to increase and improve the quality of employment; expand access to opportunities; and, promote mechanisms for mutual or collective gains for Filipino workers in the country and abroad." RD Jalbuena added.

RD Jalbuena added that DOLE's national goals include inclusive growth, poverty reduction and job creation which include Competitiveness and Productivity of Human resources, Social Protection and Welfare and Labor relations.

In response to the briefing, Congressman-Elect Aliping vowed to support the programs and services of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and will task his Staff to work closely with the Department towards the improvement of the lives of workers in the City of Baguio and the Cordillera Region.

(Patrick Rillorta - LEO II)

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