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The Department of Labor and Employment Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO) organized the 1st Quarter Meeting of the Batangas Provincial Federation of Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at Greenhive Hotel, Metro Rei Business Park, Palindan, Ibaan, Batangas last March 31.

Batangas Provincial Director Predelma Tan graced the event with an inspirational message for the 31 PESO Managers and 11 PESO Staff from different municipalities and cities in the province.

Additionally, Ms. Celia Ariola, TSSD Employment and Welfare Chief of DOLE CALABARZON, shared her message of support for the employment programs discussed at the meeting.


Moreover, Ibaan Mayor Joy Salvame also gave her welcome remarks to the attendees as the host of the event in partnership with Municipal PESO Manager Lea Catapang.

During the discussion proper, Sto. Tomas City PESO Manager and Federation President, Ms. Rose Lyn Francisco, presided over the meeting with DOLE officers from the regional and provincial offices.

Mr. Jose Manuel Laude, Employment Program Manager of DOLE CALABARZON, discussed the Bayanihan Service Awards Guidelines this year.

Consequently, Ms. Salvacion Kalalo, TUPAD Focal of DOLE BPO, talked about the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) orientations in the province.

Meanwhile, Ms. Jonalyn Ramilo, Employment Focal of DOLE BPO, presented the 2021 Performance Assessment and Accomplishments and the 2022 Target Setting and Planning.

Aside from these topics, attendees also talked about the release of PESO incentives, other matters on institutionalization, and the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) implementation.

After this, Director Tan and Ms. Ramilo recognized the recipients of the YEPA Awards.


Fourteen PESOs received the award for the 2021 PESOs with Complete and Timely Reports including, Ms. Fredesvinda Mendoza, Provincial PESO of Batangas, Mr. Noel C. Silang City PESO of Batangas, Mr. Ronnel E. Sarmiento City PESO of Lipa, Mr. Edison M. Jallores, Jr. City PESO of Tanauan, Ms. Rose Lyn Cabrera-Francisco City PESO of Sto. Tomas, Mr. Wilfredo P. Creag Municpal PESO of Balayan, Ms. Rhodora D. Ilagan, Municpal PESO of Bauan, Mr. Alvaro Joshua Zabarte, Municipal PESO of Nasugbu, Ms. Fil Camille Villanueva, Municipal PESO of Nasugbu, Ms. Lea G. Catapang, Municipal PESO of Ibaan, Mr. Mario V. Leviste, Municipal PESO of Malvar, Mr. Alvin A. Lumbera, Municipal PESO of Malvar, Mr. Vincent Alcantara of the University of Batangas, and Mr. Leonilo P. Andal of the Rizal College of Taal.

PESO Malvar and the University of Batangas bagged five more awards, including the 2021 CEGC Champion, LMI Champion, Referral and Placement Champion, PEIS Champion, and the Overall Regional Top Performing PESOs for the 2nd Class Municipality category and Educational Institution category, respectively.

Meanwhile, PESO Balete also received a PEIS Champion Award for the 5th Class Municipality category.

All of the awardees received a certificate of recognition and a gift from the department.

DOLE BPO hopes that their first meeting for 2022 will set a good start for all the PESOs in the province to continue the excellent service for the betterment of the employment of every Batangueño.


Community Facilitator
DOLE-Batangas Provincial Office

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