Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Legarda to 2013 Graduates: Explore More Options in Job-Searching

MANILA, March 12, 2013-Senator Loren Legarda urged college graduates to explore more options in searching for work opportunities, stressing that the government has various programs and agencies that can help those seeking for employment.

Legarda said that while the government is seeking for ways to generate more jobs, college graduates should explore other available options in the government, such as those provided for by Public Employment Service Offices (PESO), that could help them land a job.

“Public Employment Service Offices, which every local government unit must have, serve as information centers where job seekers can ask about available employment opportunities and services offered by the Department of Labor and Employment and other labor-related agencies,” she explained.

“Furthermore, PESO officers should take a more proactive role of being local employment policy advisers, employment creation managers, and training managers,” she added.

Legarda, co-author of Republic Act 8759 or the Public Employment Service Office Act of 1999, said that PESOs are tasked to urge employers and business owners to inform them about job vacancies, which they can offer to job seekers.

Every PESO should also undertake programs such as job fairs, livelihood bazaars, and other similar activities.

“Our graduates, armed with their diplomas and the knowledge and experience they have gained in the years they have spent in school, aside from applying directly to companies, should also visit the PESO in their areas since these offices can offer them not only employment opportunities but also information on how to get the job that they want,” Legarda said.


MANILA, March 12, 2013-Candidates of the administration coalition Team PNoy on Tuesday/Mar. 12 said President Aquino need not fret on the lack of media exposure of his administration’s various accomplishments.

Saying good governance always has a way of getting appreciated, the Team PNoy candidates vowed to do the relaying of the good news to the people themselves.

They cited the recent Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia surveys showing the continued domination of the administration’s senatorial candidates as proof of this appreciation.

Reacting to reports that President Aquino is dismayed over the lack of media exposure on his administration’s achievements, former Sen. Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay said he will personally relay them to the electorate particularly the increased tourist arrivals, the construction of more classrooms and the soaring local stock market.

“This has to be appreciated by the people in the light of opposition claims that they can offer a better alternative,” said Magsaysay, son of the popular late President Ramon Magsaysay.

Former Sen. Jamby Madrigal said it is important for the electorate to put people in the Senate who can help the President continue his reform programs.

“We have to make sure that the programs he has put in place will be sustained so inclusive economic growth in the country can be realized,” Madrigal said.

The Team PNoy candidates pointed out that with the government’s revitalized tourism campaign, the country generated 37 million domestic travelers in 2011, exceeding the government’s 2016 target of 35 million.

The stock market, they added, has repeatedly broken records, most recently reaching the 6,800 mark.

By the end of this year, the government hopes to solve the shortage of 66,800 classrooms, they said.


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