Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 498, series of 2019 issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Labatt Ligutom will temporarily replace NMP’s incumbent DED, Ms. Mayla N. Macadawan, who is on approved study leave in Malta.
“Meet-and-Greet” conducted this morning, NMP Executive Director Joel
B. Maglunsod expressed his confidence that Labatt Ligutom would be
of great help in steering the Agency in pursuit to the delivery of
its mandates and functions. Likewise, Labatt Ligutom in his message
expressed his warm acceptance as the newly designated OIC DED of NMP.
“I am happy to be assigned
here. Training is not very new to me because teaching in academic
institutions is part of my advocacies. I believe that the learnings,
insights, experiences and practices of people should be shared to
others because theory that has no practice is dead, and practice
without theory has no direction. I am already old at the Department
but I have not lost my interest and idealism because I always
believe that we can always contribute something to any organization.
I believe in portability of the person, because when you are a
leader or a manager you can be assigned to any organization. You
don’t need to be a doctor in order to be a good hospital
administrator” said OIC DED Ligutom.
With his experience from
his previous assignments, OIC-DED Ligutom is confident that he will
be able to share ideas towards NMP’s commitment.
“I am looking forward to a
very good experience for the days or months that I will be with you.
I will always support the direction of the Department and I will
share all my learnings, insights, and experiences with you. To me, a
life that is not shared is a life that is not worth living”, he
OIC-DED Ligutom was
formerly assigned in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in
Oman and Rome where he took care of the concerns of the Overseas
Filipino Workers (OFWs), looked for their work opportunities, and
prepared them for their reintegration to the country.
He is a Career Executive
Service Officer (CESO III) and preceding to his assignment as Labor
Attaché, he had been the Regional Director of DOLE Regional Office X
(Northern Mindanao), Regional Office XI (Davao City), Regional
Office IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), Regional Office Caraga Region, and
Regional Office VI (Western Visayas). He was also the Director of
the Bureau of Local Employment in 2008.