The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) attended the Regional Year End Performance Assessment (YEPA) at Candaba, Pampanga on January 9-11, 2019.

The meeting also incorporated team building and lectures to help the employees function effectively in their tasks. Issues and concerns from 2018 were also raised and addressed. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) also had a consultation on Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) and livelihood targets for 2019.

During the awarding ceremony on employment programs, PESO Sallapadan was awarded for its Full Institutionalization of PESO in their municipality while the Provincial Government of Abra (PGA) and PESO Bangued awarded for their Partial Institutionalization of PESO.

In the implementation of the institution’s core functions, PESO-Abra, Langangilang, Sallapadan, and San Juan got awards for their notable implementation of the institution’s core functions.

Best in submission of reports awardees for fifth-class municipaliti were San Juan and Sallapadan. The Municipality of San Juan was also recognized with the most number of DOLE programs being implemented. Bangued was awarded the best in referral and placement for a first-class municipality, while Tineg was awarded for a third-class municipality and San Juan for a fifth-class.

Lagangilang was awarded the best in career and employment coaching for the fifth-class municipalities, Tineg for third-class municipalities, and the Provincial Government of Abra for the tree to fourth class province.

Alejo Badeng of Daguioman represented PESO-Abra and was able to bring home the title. PESO Abra also won as best in presentation performing Kulilipan- a Tingguian chant.  

According to Senior Labor and Employment Officer Christopher Tugadi, overall Abra bagged the most number of awards.

As to 2018 accomplishments, Tugadi said that they have met and exceeded their targets through the initiative of the PESO officers.