More job applicants are looking up to Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) to help them find jobs, as the number of these people who trooped to the City PESO of Puerto Princesa, Palawan , showed in 2009.
“This indicates the trust that job applicants repose in the PESO,” Ms. Aileen Cynthia Amurao, City PESO manager said after the Puerto Princesa City PESO was adjudged to the have the biggest number of applicants registered at the 9th National PESO Congress in Tagaytay City last October.
Some 8,842 job applicants registered with the PESO office last year.
The Puerto Princesa City PESO bested other PESOS in well-developed cities of the National Capital Region (NCR) and other prime regions all over the country. For the feat, Ms. Amurao brought home a trophy and cash award of P50,000.00. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz personally handed out to Ms. Amurao the prizes.
“Puerto Princesa City PESO being a recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the 9th National PESO Congress is one of our top achievements for 2010,” said Josefino Torres, director of the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 4B (MIMAROPA Region), based in Calapan City.
Torres said that it was only in 2008 when PESOs in the MIMAROPA region started getting recognition and reaping honors and citations for exemplary performance. (DOLE)