With the drive of the Department of Labor and Employment to promote stronger employment facilitation, DOLE Surigao del Sur Provincial Office (DOLE SDSPO) continues to encourage Local Government Units (LGUs) in the province to institutionalize their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESO).

On April 6, 2021, the DOLE SDSPO together with DOLE Caraga Assistant Regional Director Naomi Lyn C. Abellana attended the regular session of Sangguniang Bayan Members of Bislig City to discuss the Salient Features of Republic Act 10691 “An act defining the role of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Local Government Units (LGUs), and accredited Non-government Organization (NGOs) in the establishment and operation of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the operation of Job Placement Offices in Educational Institutions (Els), amending sections 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of RA 8759 otherwise known as PESO Act of 1999.”


Strengthening the role of PESO through its institutionalization was highlighted. PESO, as an employment service facility of the government, is tasked to ensure prompt, timely, and efficient delivery of employment services under the supervision of the LGU and the technical support of DOLE. Its institutionalization will enable the office to become more empowered and effective.


ARD Abellana emphasized to explain the benefits of PESO institutionalization to Bislig City.


“The institutionalization of PESO can help you craft new ordinances. For instance, PESO can require establishment to submit Job Vacancies report before they can renew their permits. This can help the LGU create a directory of vacant jobs available in the city.”


During the same activity, Ms. Laine S. Elechicon, the designate PESO Manager was commended for her exemplary efforts to multifunction in managing PESO effectively as she also takes the role of the Information Officer of the city.


At the end of the session, Hon. David Salazar as well as other SB members supported to DOLE’s encouragement to institutionalize PESO Bislig City. A total of 19 PESOs are expected to be institutionalized in Surigao del Sur after DOLE’s intensive campaign of PESO institutionalization among LGUs.