Butuan City—113 officials from the different Public Employment Services Offices (PESO) in Caraga Region attended the recently conducted Year-End Planning and Assessment (YEPA) activity of the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office XIII on December 3-5 at Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan City. The activity covers the accomplishments of the PESOs for 2018 and the setting of targets and plans for the upcoming year 2019.

The conduct of the activity was facilitated by Regional PESO Focal Person Lilian M. Solis together with the Provincial Heads: Keith C. Duran of Agusan del Norte, Jocelyn L. Bastareche of Agusan del Sur, May C. Velonta of Surigao del Norte, Genebelle Bal of Surigao del Sur and Verlan Diaz of the Province of Dinagat Islands.

The focus of the first day is the action planning and focus group discussion. Each of the provinces discussed their accomplishments and formulated their next steps for 2019. The highlight of the second day is the awarding of PESOs during the PESO Awards Night.

The following are the set of employment services luminaries who excelled in the ranking:

           2018 Best in Labor Market Information Implementation

            Ms. Divina P. Calumbay, 1st Class Province (PLGU-Agusan del Sur)

            Engr. Rofel C. Cabaltera, 3rd to 5th Class Province (PLGU-Agusan del Norte)

            Ms. Josephine Cajoles, Highly Urbanized City (LGU-Butuan City)

            Hon. Charles P. Anggayong, Component City (LGU-Bayugan City)

            Ms. Hairee Cel S. Pedimonte, 3rd to 4th Class City (LGU-Surigao City)

            Ms. Rosario M. Tutor, 1st to 2nd Class Municipality (LGU-San Francisco, ADS)

            Ms. Deonita G. Sangco, 3rd to 4th Class Municipality (LGU-Socorro, SDN)

            Ms. Tita G. Edera, 5th to 6th Class Municipality (LGU-Dinagat, PDI)

 Engr. Zenaida D. Azura, Job Placement Office (Father Saturnino Urios University)

            2018 Best in Placement and Referral

            Ms. Divina P. Calumbay, 1st Class Province (PLGU-Agusan del Sur)

            Mr. Emilio S. Pantejo, 3rd to 5th Class Province (PLGU-Surigao del Norte)

            Ms. Josephine Cajoles, Highly Urbanized City (LGU-Butuan City)

            Ms. Florie Jane P. Cabungcal, Component City (LGU-Cabadbaran City)

            Ms. Hairee Cel S. Pedimonte, 3rd to 4th Class City (LGU-Surigao City)

            Mr. Lamberto Plarisan, 5th Class City (LGU-Tandag)

            Ms. Mary Grace G. Curato, 3rd to 4th Class Municipality (LGU-Jabonga, ADN)

            Mr. Randy S. Petallano, MPA, 5th to 6th Class Muncipality (LGU-Del Carmen,

SDN)

2018 Best in Career Employment Coaching

            Ms. Divina P. Calumbay, 1st Class Province (PLGU-Agusan del Sur)

            Mr. Emilio S. Pantejo, 3rd to 5th Class Province (PLGU-Surigao del Norte)

            Ms. Josephine Cajoles, Highly Urbanized City (LGU-Butuan City)

            Hon. Charles P. Anggayong, Component City (LGU-Bayugan City)

            Ms. Laine S.Elichicon, 3rd to 4th Class City, (LGU-Bislig)

            Mr. Lamberto Plarisan, 5th Class City (LGU-Tandag)

Ms. Deonita G. Sangco, 3rd to 4th Class Municipality (LGU-Socorro, SDN)

            Ms. Tita G. Edera, 5th to 6th Class Municipality (LGU-Dinagat, PDI)

            Engr. Zenaida D. Azura, Job Placement Office (Father Saturnino Urios

University)

2018 Best in Livelihood Intervention

            Ms. Josephine Cajoles, Highly Urbanized City (LGU-Butuan City)

            Hon. Charles P. Anggayong, Component City (LGU-Bayugan City)

Ms. Hairee Cel S. Pedimonte, 3rd to 4th Class City (LGU-Surigao City)

Mr. Lamberto Plarisan, 5th Class City (LGU-Tandag)

Ms. Pauline D. Jaramillo, 1st to 2nd Class Municipality (LGU-Socorro)

Mr. Edwin E. Larida, 5th to 6th Class Municipality (LGU-Tubajon)

The PESO Year-End Performance Assessment is one of the activities of DOLE Region XIII to update PESO Managers from different municipalities of the updates on developments of different DOLE programs and projects. It also serves as an avenue to report accomplishments of the different PESOs in bridging the DOLE programs in their respective municipalities.

DOLE Caraga Regional Office headed by the Regional Director, Chona M. Mantilla has been in active partnership with the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) all throughout the region in the carrying out full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all, strengthening and expanding the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels.

Krisha Antoinette Villanueva