DOLE 11 cited COVID ‘resilient’ employees

Department of Labor and Employment

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment 11 (DOLE-11) awarded 19 “COVID-19 Best Resilient Employee” per industry/sector to highlight the Labor Day Job Fair on Saturday (May 1).

DOLE 11 in a statement said the awardees from across Davao Region each received a Certificate of Entitlement for Livelihood Starter Kit with a maximum worth of P30,000.

The DOLE-11 Provincial Field Offices on the other hand was awarded with a total of P33 million worth of Livelihood and Emergency Employment Grant to 13 accredited co-partners with 6,359 beneficiaries.

During the ceremony, assistant regional director Lawyer Randolf Pensoy thanked the partners for their unceasing support to DOLE 11.

“The collective effort from our partner agencies and our employers in bringing these employment opportunities and services in the grassroots level, especially to the displaced workers in the region, is deeply appreciated,” he said.

Also, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) facilitated the awarding of Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay (BPBH), Livelihood Development Assistance Program (LDAP), and Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir (SPIMS).

DOLE-11 regional director Ofelia Domingo acknowledged the resilience of employees, employers, and jobseekers amidst the pandemic and assured the public that the department is doing its best to provide more opportunities and assistance in these trying times.