DOLE opens Labor Day celebration with a Walk for a Cause

By Roi Lomotan

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(L-R) PIA-NegOr Infocen Manager Jenny Tilos, DOLE-Negros Oriental Chief Labor and Employment Officer Maritess Mercado, Dumaguete City PESO Manager Socorro Mira,DOLE Information Officer Designate Blessie De Padua and DOLE-NegOr Senior Labor and Employment Officer Diego Nochefranca during a Kapihan sa PIA forum on April 25, 2016 at Bethel Guest House, Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)

 

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  here opens the celebration of Labor Day on May 1 in the province with a walk for a cause event dubbed ““Lakaw Mo, Edukasyon Ko.”

The event aims to gather funds to purchase school supplies for withdrawn and vulnerable children from DOLE’s identified child-labor free barangays of Barangay Mayabon in Zamboanguita town and Barangay Azagra in Tanjay City.

Provincial DOLE Senior Labor and Employment Officer Diego Nochefranca said the assembly time is at 5:30 a.m. along Rizal Boulevard in front of Bethel Guest House wile the walk will start at 6:00 a.m.

Registration fee is set at P20.

Nochefranca said the event will start at Rizal Boulevard  to Colon St., then to Real St. and to the North National Highway then turn left at Negros Oriental High School to the Negros Oriental Convention Center.

“We are inviting everyone to participate in this “Lakaw Mo, Edukasyon Ko” event, ”Nochefranca said during a recent Kapihan sa PIA event here.

Aside from this, Nochefranca disclosed that they will also hold a job fair on the same day for all jobseekers in the province.

This year’s Labor Day celebration carries the theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho.”

DOLE Information Officer Blessie De Padua explained that the theme is in consonance with the department’s advocacy on providing decent jobs.

She underscored having a decent jobs means workers are enrolled in social services and they are assured of safety in their workplace.(ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on April 27, 2016)

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