March 3, 2024

The Tabuk City Public Employment Service Office will again represent the Cordillera to this year’s national search for Best Performing PESO Award under the Component Cities Category.
According to Labor and Employment Officer II Francis Dale Biag, this is the sixth time that PESO Tabuk won at the regional level.
For its efficient delivery of employment facilitation services and prompt provision of information on labor market and various Department of Labor and Employment programs, the Tabuk City PESO bagged the Best PESO in the Cordillera with seven major awards.
The Tabuk City PESO was adjudged the Best Performing PESO for having the highest placement rate in the number of jobseekers referred for employment.  
Biag said their office had consistently organized and held job fairs during the founding anniversaries of the city and province and other big observances. Here, jobseekers get hired for overseas and domestic employment. Aside from the assurance that the recruitment agencies are accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, these job fairs save applicants money, time, effort and the hassle of traveling to places where recruiters are based.
As Best Performing PESO for Career Guidance Advocacy, the City PESO partnered with the Department of Education and sustained its career guidance advocacy for grade 12 students in various schools in the city.
Grade 12 students are provided with career guidance and relevant market information to assist them in choosing the career path they will pursue.
As Best Performing PESO in the Implementation of Employment Coaching, a team from the office speaks before graduating college students informing them of job openings by duly registered partner companies. This way, potential applicants would be protected under the labor law, Biag explained.
As Best Supportive LGU-PESO to DOLE and Best Implementing LGU-PESO of DOLE Programs and Services, Tabuk PESO remained a strong partner of DOLE in the annual implementation of the Special Program on the Employment of Students, Government Internship Program, DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program and Emergency Employment Program, and Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
Other programs supported include the promotion and protection of the welfare of migrant workers and their dependents in terms of welfare case management, anti-illegal recruitment campaign, and scholarship; monitoring of special recruitment activity, PESO Employment Information System, and provision of efficient processing of employment documents like online passport appointment, and mobile Professional Regulations Commission services.
Tabuk City PESO headed by Loyda B. Saboy, is also the region’s entry to the 2020 Best PESO Award, Biag said. – Larry T. Lopez