Department of Labor and Employment-Caraga hosted series of capacity development trainings on November 18 to 22, 2019 at Ocean 101, General Luna, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte.

The orientation for the Labor Market Information (LMI) analysis and report writing was conducted on November 18-19, 2019, attended by 132 participants including the LMI focal persons from all regions across the country, selected PESO Managers, and representatives from the Bureau of Local Employment and DOLE- Caraga. The orientation-workshop mainly discussed the analysis of the Generated Labor Market from the LMI database and how it can be interpreted and translated into a report. The resource speakers were Mr. Virgilio Guillermo and Ms. Milgaros Oliva.

On November 21, a total of 73 participants attended the session for the Local Chief Executives (LCE). The activity was participated by the eight (8) Mayors who attended the National PESO Congress in Bacolod City. These included three (3) Mayors from the Province of Leyte, namely: Mayor Myra A. Cabraces of LGU Biliran, Mayor Maria Ofelia O. Alcantara of LGU Tolosa, and Mayor Bernard Jonathan Remandaban of LGU Tabango. Also, Mayor Ma. Gina S. Menil of LGU San Benito and Mayor Prosefina M. Coro of LGU Del Carmen, both from the Province of Surigao del Norte; Mayor Allan Rellon of LGU Tagum, Davao del Norte; Mayor Honesto C. Tabligan II of LGU Pandan, Antique; and Mayor Marvin M. Martinez of LGU Infanta, Pangasinan.

The speakers of the said session were the Best PESO awardees Mayor Allan Rellon of LGU Tagum, Davao del Norte who is considered a Hall of Famer; and the recently awarded 2019 National Best PESO Mr. Alex Ferrer from the Province of Pangasinan. Their talks mainly highlighted the success of the implementation of the core programs of DOLE in their respective areas and acknowledged the support of the department. As emphasized by Mr. Ferrer, “With meager resources available and continued technical support from DOLE, we were able to perform our mandate and pursue programs and projects especially the core programs of DOLE”.

The four (4) days activity concluded on November 22, 2019 with a special session for the selected PESO Manager who attended the 2019 National PESO Congress. There were 70 participants of this event of which 17 are the PESO Managers in Caraga  from LGU Loreto, LGU Dapa, LGU Santiago, LGU Hinatuan, LGU San Jose, LGU San Miguel, JPO DJEMFCST, LGU Dinagat, LGU Cagdianao, LGU San Benito, LGU San Isidro, LGU San Luis, LGU Veruela, LGU Talacogon, Provincial LGU in Agusan del Norte, LGU Kitcharao, and LGU San Francisco. The rest of the participants are from LGU El Nido, Palawan, LGU Tolosa, Leyte, LGU Infanta, Pangasinan, and LGU Vigan, Cognos.

The session included the orientation- workshop on the manual for the search for Best PESO, facilitated by BLE Senior Officials Mr. Ian Ticar, Domininador Aquino and Ms. Teresa delos Reyes. A one-on-one session for each participant was administered by BLE to ensure proper implementation of the search for Best PESO on 2020.