The City Government of Dumaguete PESO, through Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo and PESO Manager Maria Socorro P. Mira, were recognized as Regional Winner of the Secretary’s Bayanihan Service Award and Regional Best PESO Awards in 2020.
Department of Labor and Employment Region 7 Director Salome O. Siaton conferred the awards during last Friday’s Stakeholders and Partner Agencies Consultative Meeting held at Southview Hotel that was also attended by Rep. Josy Limkaichong of the 1st District.
The awards were presented by DOLE Region 7 to the officials of the Dumaguete City Government in a simple ceremony with Mayor Remollo, Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Councilors Lilani Ramon, Michael Bandal, Edgar Lentorio Jr., Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and Assistant City Administrator Dinno T. Depositario.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo also commended PESO Manager Ms. Mira and her staff for implementing his administration’s priorities in providing assistance to city residents in their job training, skills development and employment opportunities.
DOLE Region 7 recognized Dumaguete City PESO for its “untiring support in ensuring continuous implementation of DOLE’s employment facilitation programs and services with innovation and resiliency, and for providing exemplary humanitarian services to its constituents during the height of the challenging crisis.”
As a regional winner, the Dumaguete City PESO represented REPESOM 7 in the National Search for the Secretary’s Bayanihan Service Award under the Component City Category.
Meanwhile, Dumaguete City was also recognized by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III for being one of the Nominees to the 2020 National Search for Best PESO Awards (Component City Category) and for PESO’s wholehearted and unwavering support in the promotion and delivery of the DOLE’s employment facilitation programs.
Mayor Remollo noted that because of these awards and excellent performance of Dumaguete City PESO, Secretary Bello of the Department of Labor and Employment has provided P 25 million worth of livelihood grants for city residents to include emergency employment under TUPAD, JobStart Program and aid to small enterprises.