Western Visayas ranked second among the regions of the country with the highest job placements in 2011, registering a total of 173, 782 jobseekers in the report submitted by the Bureau of Local Employment’s to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, a government press release said.
The report of the BLE on the Public Employment Service Offices’ accomplishments last year showed that Region 6 came after Region IV-A, that registered the highest placement with 191,856.
Region 6 is followed by Region III, with 129,949; the NCR, 122,300; Region 12, 72,246; CARAGA, 68,241; Region 11, 59,606; Region VII, 57,548; CAR, 53,362; Region IV-B, 40,698; Region X, 40,252; Region I, 35,496; Region V, 22,246; Region 8, 18,634; Region 2, 12,348; and Region 9, 10,344.
Total ban up on
South Sudan work
MANILA – Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has announced a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to the African country of South Sudan.
The resolution imposing the ban, was approved by the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which she chairs, yesterday.
POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, Governing Board Vice-Chairperson, and Leonardo De Ocampo and Guillermina Gabor, members, also signed the resolution for the ban.
November eyed to be
buy, build Pinoy month
A lawmaker has proposed to declare the month of November of every year as Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy Month to give the fullest government recognition to Filipino producers, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises, a press release from Congress said.
Rep. Teddy Casiño (Party-list, Bayan Muna), author of House Bill 5573, said the measure seeks to recognize the MSMEs major role in the country's economic development with their contributions to employment generation, increased incomes, a more equitable distribution of wealth and rural development.
Under the measure to be known as the "Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy Month Act," the month of November of every year is declared as "Buy Pinoy, Build Pinoy Month" in recognition of the important role and contribution of the MSME sector to the Philippine economy, the press release said.