DAGUPAN CITY – At least 31 people have been appointed by the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) as its focal persons in the barangays for them to help address the problem of unemployment and assist troubled Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in their areas.
Pogo Chico Chairman Bryan Kua and Councilor Joey Tamayo joined
Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez with Team Belen to open
the basketball tournament at Sitio Talaib in Brgy. Calmay.
These focal persons took their oath of office before Mayor Belen T. Fernandez on March 21 in the presence of PESO Manager Joy Siapno at CSI Stadia.
“This is the first time that we have focal persons in the barangays to help us disseminate the different programs and projects of our office, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) so we could help our people seek employment here and abroad. At the same time, these people will also help us address the concerns of fellow Dagupeños who are in trouble abroad,” said Siapno.
The creation of a PESO in the barangay is in accordance with the city’s PESO Ordinance which mandates the appointment of its focal persons.
Fernandez disclosed that her administration is focused on creating jobs for everyone, believing that if a family earns income and is prosperous, Dagupan will also be prosperous.
“This is why we are working for the approval of our City Land Use Plan or CLUP so we can expand our business centers and create jobs for the coming generations. And in order to prepare our children for this eventuality, we need to give them a strong foundation in education. This is the reason why we have never stopped constructing school buildings for them and even send some of them to college for free under our MBTF Scholarship Program,” said Fernandez.
“UnliSerbisyo must produce results. You take a vow today to render unliserbisyo to your barangay mates at kapag may humingi ng tulong sa inyo especially the distressed OFWs, consider it as an opportunity for you to produce results,” added Fernandez when she spoke before PESO focal persons in the barangays during their oath taking. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)