DOLE Caraga spearheads 114th Labor Day activities
By Olga Virginia A. Demata
BUTUAN CITY, May 1 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga is once again spearheading this year’s 114th Labor Day celebration with various activities regionwide.
The Philippines’ annual Labor Day celebration commemorates the advocacy of Union Obrera Democratica de Filipinas on rights of labor force during the American occupation. Today, Labor Day is not only celebrated through parades, job fairs, bazaars and the likes, but also with rallies and demonstrations of the labor sector.
On Sunday, the celebration started with a foot parade from Guingona Park to the main venue at Robinsons Place Butuan. Part of the festivity was a thanksgiving mass and a short program that included the reading of the message of the Honorable Secretary of DOLE Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and the launching of the Employee of the Year Award.
A job fair was conducted by DOLE Agusan del Norte province at Robinsons Place Butuan. A total of 20 local employers and five overseas employers participated with 2,684 and 5,290 vacancies, respectively.
Simultaneously, the field offices in Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Province of Dinagat Islands also conducted activities for the Labor Day celebration with the informal sector through orientation on the different programs and services of DOLE, among others.
The DOLE regional office hopes to highlight the reality that the country’s workers continues to prove to be partners of the government for economic development and positive social changes.
The 114th Labor Day celebration is anchored on the theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho.” (DOLE-13/PIA-Caraga)
PNP Caraga to deploy 3,000 cops for election duties
By PO2 Ryan C. Cagula
BUTUAN CITY, May 1 (PIA) - The Caraga region’s top cop announced on Thursday that Police Regional Office 13 (PRO-13) will deploy more than 3,000 uniformed personnel to ensure the successful conduct of 2016 National and Local Elections on May 9.
PRO-13 regional director PCSupt. Rolando B. Felix said that personnel from different PNP units will be deployed as additional forces to the municipal and city police stations region-wide.
A total of 2,662 PNP personnel will be deployed in the polling areas while more than one thousand cops will comprise the Quick Response Force (Regional and Provincial Level) and Quick Response Team (Municipal/City level).
Personnel assigned to the Regional Headquarters and National Support Units including those who are undergoing schooling and training will be deployed as well as the troops from the Regional Public Safety Battalion 13 and Provincial Public Safety Companies.
The ceremonial send-off of PNP personnel is set on Monday, May 2 at Camp Rodriguez, Libertad, this city. (PRO 13/PIA-Caraga)