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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CALABARZON partners with three (3) campuses of National University (NU) in Lipa, Dasmariñas, and Calamba in providing information exchange for various employment and livelihood initiatives during the ceremonial signing of the DOLE and NU Memorandum of Understanding held on 27 April 2022 at NU Laguna.

DOLE CALABARZON Regional Director Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman signed the partnership in behalf of the Regional Office. In his message, Director Guzman shared the various mandate of the Department in employment facilitation. “Aside from producing graduates who are passing their respective licensure examinations, a better indicator of being a good university is if you produce graduates who are able to find meaningful jobs after their graduation,” Director Guzman remarked.


Joining Director Guzman are DOLE Laguna Provincial Director Guido R. Recio, Employment and Welfare Chief Celia G. Ariola, and Province of Laguna Employment Service Officer Mary Jane B. Corcuera who witnessed the official start of the partnership.

Director Guzman also wanted to express the Department’s gratitude to NU and said that “the partnership can be further explored not only on employment promotions, but to include NU as an accredited co-partner for the provision of livelihood intervention, and capacitating the graduating students in knowing their labor rights as a component to ensure lasting industrial peace.”

Dr. Renato Carlos H. Ermita, Jr represented the NU as President, together with Campus Directors Benjamin F. Uichico (NU Laguna), Catherine D. Lagadia (NU Dasmariñas) and Avelino D. Palupit (NU Lipa). Present also in the ceremony are Academics Director Josefina G. San Miguel, and Narro R. Navarro of the Placement Office of NU Laguna.


Both parties shall co-facilitate the conduct of labor market initiatives, career guidance programs, and promotion of life-skills, among many others.

After the ceremony, Dr. Ermita led an environmental scanning of the campus facilities together with the DOLE delegation.


Jorge Manuel C. Laude
Senior Labor and Employment Officer

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