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Region III PESO Managers Federation recognizes Best PESO 2013
By: PPAO
Friday, 21 February 2014
CITY OF MALOLOS - The Region III PESO Managers Federation, Inc. (RPMFI) awarded the Best Public Employment and Services Offices in Central Luzon during their general assembly held at Malolos Resort Club Royale in this city yesterday.

Winners of the said awards under the six categories were Tarlac for 1st Class Province; Zambales for 2nd Class Province; Olongapo, Highly Urbanized City; Palayan, Nueva Ecija, Component City; Masinlo, Zambales,1st Class Municipality and Bulacan State University under School-based (Educational Institution) category.

The winners received P5,000 and a plaque of recognition.

Moreover, the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga and cities of Angeles and San Fernando from Pampanga were given plaques of recognition as Hall of Famers.

“PESO will play a vital role to convert economic development into inclusive development na pakikinabangan ng lahat. Ako po ay maligaya na patuloy ang paggawa natin ng mga programa para sa kabutihan ng mga mamamayan,” Bulacan Gob. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said.

DOLE-Region III also granted the province with P 5,523,840 for SPES, one million pesos for the province’s livelihood programs, P952,000 for the municipality of Guiguinto’s livelihood programs and P50,000 for the livelihood programs of Pulilan.

Further, Dir. Raymundo Agravante, DOLE Regional Office No. 3 facilitated the oath taking of RPMFI new set of officers namely Vice Gov. Ramon Lacbain II from Zambales as president; Nida Duco from Tarlac as vice president; Maria Esquillo from Olongapo as secretary; Luningning Vergara from Pampanga as treasurer; Adelina Deocales from Angeles as asst. treasurer; Donny Sayre from San Fernando as auditor; Ravenal Ramos from Malolos as Business Manager and Virgilia Gomez from Aurora, PRO.

Elizabeth Alonzo, Bulacan PESO Manager and the outgoing president of RPMFI expressed her gratitude for her 17 years of service in the organization.

“Mahirap iwan ang posisyong pinaghirapan at minahal mo, pero dahil alam kong magagaling ang papalit sa amin, I am very confident. At kahit saan ako mapunta, I’m very proud na naging PESO Manager ako, proud na proud ako sa organisasyong ito because Region 3 is the home of PESO awardees, of hall of famers,” Alonzo said.

Vice Gov. Lacbain II on the other hand welcomes the presidency with open arms.

“In RPMFI, we make lives better. Sa bawat taong natutulungan nating magkatrabaho o magtayo ng negosyo, malaking pagbabago na yon sa kanilang buhay at ito po ay masasabi nating fulfillment ng ating trabaho,” Lacbain II said.

The organization also presented their 2013 accomplishments wherein they do not just met their target thus they exceeded it.

According to Irish Prieto, DOLE-Reg. III representative said that with the help of PESOs, more than 1.5 million job seekers were referred for placements and more than 1.3 million were hired in the country last year.

Region III is composed of Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija at Aurora. ###

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