groundbreaking ceremony for future North Leyte Field Office
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
October 28, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – A
groundbreaking ceremony was held by the Department of Labor and
Employment Regional Office VIII for its future North Leyte Field
Office last October 22, 2019 at Government Center, Candahug, Palo,
The simple ceremony was
witnessed by the different partners and stakeholders of DOLE RO VIII
with Executive Director Noel C. Binag of Occupational Safety and
Health Center as the keynote speaker.
Regional Director Yahya A.
Centi in his opening remarks grabbed the opportunity to extend his
heartfelt gratitude to the Province of Leyte headed by Governor
Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla and committed as well to continue
providing labor and employment services as needed by the
constituents of the province.
“My sincerest gratitude to
our good governor Petilla for being so generous to the department.
Let it be known today that we are inspired all the more to continue
delivering public service in the field of labor and employment. This
will forever be etched in the history of DOLE RO VIII”, said
Director Binag congratulated DOLE RO VIII and hoped for a continued
strategic partnership with its stakeholders for the benefit of the
“Let this ground-breaking
ceremony spark a more harmonious partnership of DOLE and the
province in the future. I know a lot is still to be done for the
realization of the future DOLE-NLFO building, but we are now about
to do the first step. As the quote says, A journey of thousand miles
begins with a single step,” said ED Binag.
In response, Atty. Edgardo
Cordeño, Provincial Administrator, representing the good governor,
assured that the provincial government of Leyte will remain as a
supportive partner of DOLE in its pursuit to fulfill its mandate and
eventually serve the people of Leyte effectively.
“As your fellow servants
in the government, we have shared responsibility to help our people
in need. We are one with you in remaining steadfast to the mission
of uplifting the lives of the Leyteños”, Atty. Cordeño said.
Other stakeholders who
gave their messages during the turnover were Mr. Jaime Go
representing Congressman Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of 1st District
of Leyte and Mayor Michael Dragon Javier representing Congresswoman
Lolita Karen Javier of 2nd District of Leyte.
Also present to witness
the ceremony were heads of the DOLE-Regional Coordinating Council.
Last August 17, 2019, the
signing of the contract of usufruct was conducted which entitled the
DOLE RO VIII to a 1,000 square meter lot. Said lot is intended for
DOLE-North Leyte Field Office catering to the clients of first and
second districts of Leyte.