The Philippine Councilor’s League – Dinagat Island Chapter Join Hands with DOLE in Clustered Job Fair Province of Dinagat Islands—The Philippine Councilors’ League- Province of Dinagat Islands Chapter in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment-Province of Dinagat Islands Provincial Office (DOLE PDI) organized local and overseas job fairs for the people of Dinagat Islands on September 6 at Municipality of Loreto, September 7 at Municipality of Libjo, September 20 at Municipality of Basilisa, September 21 at Municipality of Cagdianao. 

The president of Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) Annabel Pinat-Pelismino thanked the DOLE, OWWA, POEA and PESO in realizing the Jobs Fair for the people of Dinagat Islands. Similarly, Provincial Head of DOLE– PDI, Verlan V. Diaz expressed his appreciation to PCL and the citizens of Dinagat Islands who joined the jobs fair. Several agencies participated in the said event to maximize their recruiting efforts. 

At the Municipality of Loreto, four agencies participated comprising of one local and three overseas employment agencies with 186 local vacancies and 1,850 overseas vacancies. Only 41 applicants qualified for overseas while the rest of the 91 registered applicants were still pending for further interview. Meanwhile, 8 were hired on the spot—two of which for overseas and six for local jobs. 

In the Municipality of Libjo, five employment agencies participated—three of which are for overseas with 1, 850 job vacancies and two for local with 192 jobs available. About 20 qualified applicants were hired on the spot for local vacancies while four for overseas. In the Municipality of Basilisa, four overseas agencies with 5, 310 vacancies and one local agency with 500 vacancies participated. About 20 qualified applicants for local and eight for overseas were hired on the spot. 

“Dili jud ko kato-o nga ma-hired on the spot ako karon apan nagpasalamat ako ug daku sa gibuhat nga jobs fair dinhi sa Province of Dinagat Islands. Nagpasalamat pud ko sa DOLE ug sa PCL nga nagmugna sila ug ingon-ani nga activity para makatabang ug daku labi na sa akoa, nagpasalamat ko kay dili nako angay muadto ug Butuan o Manila aron mangapply sa nag kalian-lain nga agency,” Gregorio Sanchez Jr., one of the applicants hired on the spot said. (I cannot believe that I will be hired on the spot today. I am very much grateful that this job fair is conducted here in the Province of Dinagat Islands. I am also thankful to DOLE and PCL for organizing this event. This is very important to me especially now that I need not to go to Butuan City or Manila to apply for various agencies,” Gregorio Sanchez Jr., one of the applicants hired on the spot said.) 


DOLE PDI Staff together with the PCL-PDI Chapter staff assisted the applicants for job fair registration. This is in line with the DOLE’s goal which is to promote gainful and decent employment opportunities to the Filipinos.