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Job and Business Fairs 2017 in Quezon, A Success
DOLE IV-A RD Ma. Zenaida A. Angara Campita while delivering the Labor Day message of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and her keynote message during the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Labor Day Jobs and Business Fair held at the Pacific Mall in Lucena City on May 1, 2017.
Applicants during the May 1, 2017 Labor Day Jobs and Business Fair held at the 3rd Floor of Pacific Mall Lucena.

Geared towards achieving full employment for all, the Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office successfully hosted the first Jobs and Business Fairs on May 1, 2017 at the Event Center of Pacific Mall in Lucena City.

The concept of initiating a joint jobs and business fair in one single activity dubbed as “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan” is an output of the partnership between the DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The activity started with an opening message by Ms. Catalina O. Jabrica, Mall Manager of Pacific Mall Lucena. In her message, Ms. Jabrica committed to support other activities of the Department with related objective.

On the other hand, DOLE IV-A Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara Campita delivered the message of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to all the Filipino workers which focused on the need for unity and solidarity to attain change. For her part, RD Campita shared the dynamic role played by the working class in the CALABARZON region. She also took the opportunity to explain to the job fair participants what Department Order No. 174 is all about and the commitment of the Department to fully implement its provisions.

Awarding of the Plaque of Recognition to Lingkod Banahaw Multipurpose Cooperative from RD Campita as provincial and regional winner of the 2016 Best DOLE Assisted Livelihood Project Group Category.

Awarding of livelihood packages of assistance to former OFW under Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay program and to the parents of child laborers from Candelaria followed the delivery of the Labor day messages. A Plaque of Recognition was also given to Lingkod Banahaw Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Candelaria for winning the 2016 provincial and regional Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project in Quezon and CALABARZON under the group category. The award was hand over by DOLE Quezon Provincial Head Mr. Edwin T. Hernandez and RD Campita.

Shortly, after the opening ceremony a Press Briefing followed which was attended by both RD Campita and PO Head Hernandez. Among the media outfit who took turn on asking the DOLE officials of various issues related to contractualization and wage increase were PIA, ABS CBN Southern Tagalog, 92.7 Bandilyo TV, Spirit FM, DC 9 Radio TV Network, Life Radio, Monday Times and Radio City 97.5.

Coinciding with the opening of the job fair event is the simultaneous conduct of Negosyo and Kabuhayan seminar spearheaded by both DOLE and DTI Quezon. Among the topics discussed during the business orientation were DTI programs and services, DOLE’s DILEEP and employment coaching to applicants.

Mr. Pablito Budoy of DTI Quezon while conducting orientation on the different programs of DTI for entrepreneurs during the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Jobs and Business Fair held at the Pacific Mall in line with the Labor Day celebration.

As to the Jobs fair, 2,195 vacancies were solicited from thirty (32) local companies. The vacancies were all direct hire since manpower agencies are restricted from participating in any job fair activity in the region. Around 700 applicants registered and tried their luck for possible employment. The Jobs fair ended with fifteen (15) applicants being Hired-On-The Spot (HOTS) and they are Ms. Ana Nona P. Castro for Romeo V. Austria Trading and Mr. John Paulo Antenor for Granby Trading and Corporation. Misses Zabrena Predilla, Mariecar Florendo, Katrina Antiporda, Reialyn Sibulo, Myrelle Fulgencio, Michelle Pasamba, Bernadette Estiva, Allysa Mae Marasigan, Carol Baghain, Alma Marie Bantayan, Rona Manguiun, Mary Joy Alvarez and Solly Ellaine Malaluan were among the HOTS for EPSON Precision.

Ms. Katrina Antiporda during an interview expressed her gladness for being one of the applicants that was Hired-On-the-Spot. “Ang pagpila ng maaga, pag fill up ng NSRS form, pagtingin ng job vacancies, hanggang sa makapasok at mainterview kasama ang pagtitiis ng gutom ay sadyang nagbunga ng maganda sa loob ng isang araw. Marami pero hindi siksikan at mabilis ang proseso sa mga naghahanap ng trabaho. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa mga empleyado ng DOLE sa maayos na pag aasikaso at pag entertain ng aming mga tanong at pagbibigay ng lakas ng loob, sana po ay maipagpatuloy at palaganapin pa ito hindi lamang tuwing Labor Day” she exclaimed. When asked about her tool for making it to be one of the H.O.T.S. Katrina simply uttered: “Yung ugali ko po habang ginagawa ang interview, dinaan ko lang po sa ngiti, lakas ng loob, kakayahan at pagiging bukas sa iba pang kalinangan ang sa palagay ko po ay naging dahilan para mapili ako to be one fit for the job.”

The last batch of applicants who were Hired-On-the-Sport (HOTS) by EPSON Precision during the Labor Day Jobs and Business Fair held at the Pacific Mall Lucena.

The 2017 Labor Day Jobs and Business Fair were made possible through the effort of its untiring Employment Focal Ms. Genecille P. Aguirre, Alternate Focal Ms. Mylanie P. Rea and the entire Employment and Welfare Unit under the supervision of its Unit Head Mr. Ohmar A. Lorena and QPO Provincial Head Edwin T. Hernandez. Likewise, the activity will not be successful without the support of the PESO Federation of Quezon led by its President Mr. Rizaldy Veranga, partner agencies like TESDA, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG and the Philippine Statistics Authority.


Edwin T. Hernandez
Head, Quezon Provincial Office

Norman V. Trapalgar
J.O Personnel

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