In the observance of the International Labor Day, Secretary Bong Go has vowed to explore and pursue various livelihood and job opportunities to help address the need of Filipinos looking for work.
Go will accompany President Rodrigo Duterte in celebrating Labor Day in Mabolo, Cebu City on May 1. They will be joined by Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Belo III, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and other key government officials at the IEC3 Convention Center in Cebu for the Labor Day activities.
The event, which will mainly highlight the “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fair”, will showcase different agencies offering jobs and livelihood opportunities.
“On Labor Day, our fellow kababayans will have the chance to apply for the jobs they are suited for at different agencies and institutions which will be offered at the event in Mabolo City,” said Go, who is Special Assistant to the President.
“Daghan kaayo na oportunidad ang umaabot para mahatagan ug bag-ong panginabuhi ang atoang mga igsoon (There will be lots of opportunities that will be available for our Filipino brothers and sisters),” he added.
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the employment rate in January 2018 was 94.7 percent, reflecting a considerable increase from 93.4 percent in 2017.
“Sukad nahimong presidente si President Duterte, taas ang ato-ang employment rate and angato–ang goal is to make each and every Filipino get a job so they can provide for their family. (Ever since President Duterte became president, our employment rate has been high and our goal is to make each and every Filipino employed so they can provide for their family),” Go said. “We want to eradicate poverty.”
Aside from the jobs fair, the Labor Day celebration in Mabolo, Cebu will also include the awarding of livelihood projects, special programs for the employment of students and government internship.