Laguesma lauds Zamboanga City for institutionalizing PESO

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Labor and Employment Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma lauded the city government on Thursday, Nov. 24, for institutionalizing the Public Employment Service Office.

LABOR Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma speaks at the turnover of City Ordinance 2022-581 on PESO institutionalization at the Zamboanga City Hall on Nov. 24. (Zambo City LGU photo)

Laguesman was here to grace the turnover of City Ordinance 2022-581 on PESO institutionalization at the City Hall Conference Room.

The passage of the ordinance paved the way for the transfer of the PESO office from the City Social Welfare and Development Office to the Office of the City Mayor.

The PESO, now considered a division under the Mayor’s Office, will have its own personnel and can thus fully focus on providing prompt and efficient delivery of employment services to residents here.

Laguesma lauded the administration of Mayor John Dalipe for being the first local government in the country to institutionalize the PESO office.

The Labor Secretary said the institutionalization of the PESO will lead to better cooperation among industries, employers, and job applicants while strengthening this city’s employment program.

Dalipe thanked the Department of Labor and Employment for supporting Zamboanga City in its efforts to provide more employment to its people.

“Inclusively, we will have more job openings, partnerships, and collaborations that will provide a better future for our people,” said Dalipe.

Other officials present were DOLE Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad, DOLE Regional Director Roy Buenafe, City Administrator Mario Yanga, and other DOLE and local government officials.