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The ILS project on Human Resource Development mapping of the 22 key industries was highlighted by outgoing Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz in her report to incoming Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Turnover Ceremony last July 1, 2016 at the Local Governance Learning Center.

In attendance were the heads of agency of all DOLE bureaus and attached agencies, delegates from the diplomatic corp namely from the International Labor Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and representatives of various organization from the labor sector.

Secretary Baldoz discharged her final official function and turned-over to Secretary Bello, as the 28th Labor and Employment Secretary, the same official DOLE flag that she received from the Hon. Secretary Marianito D. Roque in July 2010 when she assumed office.

“With sincere best wishes to the success of Secretary Bello and the administration of H.E. President Rodrigo R. Duterte, I leave to him a world-class, 21st century DOLE, and its corps of officials and employees steeped in professionalism and commitment to public service; responsive to impermanent changes; and ready to face day-to-day challenges in the service of the Filipino people.”

During the consultation process, the DOLE officials reviewed key documents as part of a comprehensive environmental scanning of labor and employment situation and prospects at the global, regional and national levels, including international commitments of the Philippines. These documents include the Sustainable Development Goals; 2015 Human Development Report; ILO Future of Work Initiative; Global Competitiveness Index Labor Market Efficiency Indicators; and the 22 HRD Roadmap of Key Industries.

“Most importantly, we have reviewed the proposed strategies from the labor sector vis-à-vis the 10-Point Economic Agenda of President Duterte as part of the plan’s formulation process. Today, I wish also to turn-over to Secretary Bello the Report on the On-going Process Towards Developing the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2017-2022, for your reference and consideration.”

Outgoing Secretary Baldoz also took the opportunity to thank everyone at the department for all their help and assistance in ensuring the implementation of the Labor and Employment Plan 2010-2016.