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DOLE spearheads "4-in-1" event on June 12

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (5 June) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will spearhead this year's celebration of the 111th Independence Day on June 12 with simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying rites, awarding of employment contracts, jobs & livelihood fairs and entertainment.

Described as a "4-in-1" event, the celebration will focus on the theme "Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan: Tugon sa Pag-unlad ng Kabuhayan (Heroism, Excellence and Industriousness: The Answer to Progressive Living)."

The activities will start with a nationwide simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. on June 12 in 19 cities and all municipalities and provinces, nationwide, as well, as in six historical sites: Rizal National Monument, Mausoleo delos Veteranos dela Revolucion, Bonifacio Monument, Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine and Barasoain Church Historical Landmark.

In Cagayan de Oro City, the seat of regional government in Region 10, the jobs fair will take place in two batches:

June 11-12 for employment in local companies and government agencies at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol Grounds and June 13-14 at SM City Mall, Upper Carmen for overseas employment, Asst. Regional Director Sisinio H. Cano of DOLE, Region 10, said.

Awarding of employment certificates, livelihood funding checks and training scholarship vouchers by Secretary Romulo L. Neri, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Social Security System, the Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) Steward of the region will follow the ceremonies.

Other services available during the fairs are the following: Diskwento Caravan, trade exhibits, technology & skills demonstrations, one-stop shop pre-employment documentation, legal services, medical services, housing clinic and free calls to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

The entertainment portion of the "4-in-1" event which is scheduled in the evening of June 12 will be handled by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Cano added. (PIA-10) [top]

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