Republic of the Philippines

PROVINCE OF TARLAC

PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT OFFICE
PROPOSAL:
THE CREATION AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE PROVINCIAL TRAINING &
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PTESO), INTEGRATING THE EXISTING
TRAINING NETWORK & PLACEMENT PROGRAM (TPNP) AND THE PUBLIC
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PESO).

PROVINCIAL TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PTESO)
MANDATE
The State’s policy to promote full employment and equal work opportunities for all is encapsulated
in Chapter 1, Article 3 and Book 1, Article 12 of the Labor Code of the Philippines.
Art. 3. Declaration of basic policy.
The State shall afford protection to labor, promote full employment, ensure equal work
opportunities regardless of sex, race or creed and regulate the relations between workers
and employers. The State shall assure the rights of workers to self-organization, collective
bargaining, security of tenure, and just and humane conditions of work.
Art. 12. Statement of objectives.
It is the policy of the State:
(a) To promote and maintain a state of full employment through improved manpower
training, allocation and utilization;
(b) To protect every citizen desiring to work locally or overseas by securing for him
the best possible terms and conditions of employment;
(c) To facilitate a free choice of available employment by persons seeking work in
conformity with the national interest;
(d) To facilitate and regulate the movement of workers in conformity with the national
interest;
(e) To regulate the employment of aliens, including the establishment of a registration
and/or work permit system;
(f) . To strengthen the network of public employment offices and rationalize the
participation of the private sector in the recruitment and placement of workers,
locally and overseas, to serve national development objectives;
(g) To insure careful selection of Filipino workers for overseas employment in order
to protect the good name of the Philippines abroad.
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the preservation and enrichment of culture. enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology. On top of these legal mandates. Normally. – Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted. the LGU has the power to create and grant legal status to an LGUbased PTESO. and resources. those necessarily implied there from. and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants. among other things. promoting and maintaining a public employment service network in the Philippines. enhance economic prosperity and social justice. local government units shall ensure and support. Chapter 2. General Welfare. the PTESO will be ascertained of an annual budget for staff and operations sourced from the funds of local governments which. SECTION 16. Section 17 (b) (4) also requires cities to provide the same services. Enacted in 1991. promote full employment among their residents. or incidental for its efficient and effective governance. Through such a measure. Republic Act 8759 (the PESO Act of 1999) institutionalized a National Facilitation Service Network comprised of Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) spread throughout the country.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE The same policy is also contained in Book 1. this goes through a series of processes culminating in the grant of full legal status to the proposed PTESO by local lawmaking bodies such as Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council). responsibilities. RA 8759 is the most comprehensive law. Section 16 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines. Section 17 (b) (2) (v) tasks LGUs at the municipality level to provide basic services and facilities in job placement information systems. as well as powers necessary. Title 1. maintain peace and order. improve public morals. 7 . the Local Government Code (Republic Act 7160) has vested on local government powers that were previously exercised by the national government alone. at the very least. would mean regularity and continuity of services pertains to manpower development and employment. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions. In particular. promote health and safety. appropriate. encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities. and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. authority. The Code effectively devolved local government administration to the LGUs guided by the State’s policy to ― provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization whereby local government units shall be given more powers. Given these enabling laws. to date.

productive. 8 .Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE VISION The PROVINCIAL TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PTESO) is envisioned to be the prime catalyst in assisting the Provincial government to alleviate poverty through lessening unemployment and underemployment in the Province of Tarlac by producing a highly competent. remunerative. A venue where Local government units and National Government agencies could promote various services and programs that are always available to the people that will assist them develop skills in different fields of specialization for much better employment opportunities. and ethical Tarlaqueño workforce. Thus. ensuring that Job seekers’ qualifications could match job opportunities in the job market both local and foreign. MISSION The PROVINCIAL TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PTESO) is a venue where job seekers and Private Recruitment agencies could converge and avail assistance for training and employment opportunities.

and Bring training and employment services closer to Tarlaqueños by expanding reach of existing programs and services. 1) The PTESO shall provide Labor Market Information (LMI) services. POEA. and OWWA and other government agencies for coordination and technical assistance. employment service and provision of information on the other programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). and labor market situation in the area. Network with other Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) within the region on employment for job exchange purposes. The PTESO shall be placed under the control and supervision of the Office of the Provincial Governor and shall be linked with the DOLE.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE GENERAL OBJECTIVES In general. the PTESO shall: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Provide a venue where Tarlaqueños could explore simultaneously various trainings (soft trade. TESDA. employment. FUNCTIONS OF THE PTESO I. Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). POEA. it shall: 9 . and OWWA and other government agencies present in the area. and the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Authority (OWWA). Serve as referral and information center for the various services and programs of DOLE. Specifically. MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE PTESO The PTESO shall operate within area of jurisdiction of the province of Tarlac which comprises of seventeen (17) municipalities and one (1) component city in coordination with other concerned agencies. TESDA. and Technical-Vocational courses) and employment options and actually seek assistance they prefer. the PROVINCIAL TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE (PTESO) shall ensure the prompt. For this purpose. timely and efficient delivery of trainings. Provide clients with adequate information on available trainings. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). modular trades.

both for local and overseas. It shall: . (b) Regularly obtain a list of job vacancies from employers. rules and regulations. (c) Refer jobseekers for appropriate employment assistance and monitor the result of such referrals. through all forms of media. SKILLS TRAINING: a. Small Engine Repair (10 days) c. Dressmaking/ISMO (10 days) 10 . Cellphone Repair (10 days) d. or barangay): i. (d) Institute measures to ensure that recruitment and placement services. to all its labor market clients. 2) The PTESO shall provide referral and placement services for local and overseas as well as private and civil service employment. 3) The PTESO shall provide training and vocational guidance and employment counselling services. Barista (10 days) b. rules and regulations. In accordance with existing policies. particularly labor supply and demand.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE (a) Market and promote each services. both for local and overseas employment and recruitment assistance to employers. and disseminate such data or information to labor market clients. city.the PTESO shall encourage employers to submit to the PTESO on a regular basis a list of job vacancies in their respective establishments in order to facilitate the exchange of labor market information between job seekers and employers by providing employment information services to job seekers.(c) Generate and maintain an updated registry of skills. (b) Evaluate the qualifications of jobseekers in relation to wage employment options. collate and process data or information on employment trends. are in accordance with existing laws. it shall: (a) Undertake active sourcing of vacancies . (a) Conduct the following available Community Based Training (CBT) upon request of a local government unit (municipal. and (e) Provide information on licensed or authorized recruitment agencies or recruiters for local and overseas employment. (d) Gather.

Housekeeping (10 days) Massage Therapy (10 days) Motorcycle Mechanics (10 days) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (10 days) Practical Electricity (8 days) Manicure/ Pedicure (6 days) Catering (5 days) Microsoft Digital Literacy Training (5 days) CLASP – Finishing Course for Call Center Agents (12 days) LIVELIHOOD TRAINING: a. Haircut/ Barbering (5 days) g. i. k. ii.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE e. 4 in 1 Training (Perfume. electrical . m. i. g. candle repair. Beadworks (5 days) b. Modular trades (Reflexology. cellphone repair. h. candle making and other related trades) (c) Conduct pre-employment counselling. l. Candle Making (1 day) (b) Facilitate the conduct of training in. dressmaking. Food Processing (6 days) d. wiring. Facial Make-up (7 days) c. to prospective local and most especially to overseas jobseekers. and iii. air-conditioning/ refrigeration and related trades ). (d) Administer and evaluate psychological tests or examinations. (e) Undertake employability enhancement trainings or seminars for jobseekers as well as those intending to change careers or enhance their employability. and 11 . including values development and enhancement of work ethics. industrial sewing machine operation . j. Laundry Soap. Commercial Cooking (5 days) e. handicrafts and related trades) ii. Meat Processing (5 days) f. food trades. Soft trades (cosmetology. Dishwashing Fab Con Making) (1 day) h. f. Hard trades or technical–vocational courses (Automotive. building.

5) The PTESO shall provide reintegration assistance services to reintegration assistance services to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). including the directory of lending institutions. (c) Undertake other appropriate programs to promote the welfare of OFWs and assist in gathering or tapping the skills and potentials of the returning OFWs. 4) The PTESO shall provide self-employment services. 6) The PTESO shall monitor performances of the City/Municipal PESOs. (b) Determine or obtain information on returning OFWs and provide periodic information of job opportunities.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE (f) Conduct orientation and training to prospective local and overseas jobseekers regarding rules and regulations on anti-illegal recruitment. the PTESO shall provide the necessary assistance in the conduct of the regular meetings of the BTECs which is facilitated by the city/municipal PESOs. It shall: (a) Provide a mechanism for the reintegration of OFWs. and Barangay Training and Employment Coordinators (BTECs) leaders for the purpose to address issues and concerns including updates related to program implementation. and programs or activities developed by the DOLE to enhance provision of employment assistance to clients. and (d) Facilitation of referral of OFWs to the Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA). It shall: (a) Maintain and provide updated directory of government and non-government institutions with existing skills training and livelihood programs. SUCPESOs. (c) Refer clients for appropriate self-employment or livelihood assistance and monitor the results of such referrals. Likewise. field visitations and regular coordination with Local Chief Executives form part of the technical supervision and administration of the PTESO. Further. particularly 12 . 7) The PTESO shall likewise perform other functions analogous to the above including programs or activities which is offered by TESDA pertaining Skills Training and Manpower development. (b) Determine client’s potentials for entrepreneurial undertakings.

time and effort on the part of the job seekers. vocational. (e) Livelihood and Self-Employment Bazaars – These will give clients information on the wide array of livelihood programs they can choose to avail of by referring them to the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) and in coordination with other government and non-government institutions undertaking livelihood and self-employment programs. II. 60 percent of the salaries and wages of the program beneficiaries will come from the LGU while 40 percent from the DOLE. (f) Vocational and Career Guidance Program – This is being done through coordination with various high schools in the city and with the Department of 13 . OTHER SERVICES OF THE PTESO (a) Job Fair – This is being conducted periodically in the Province to bring together in one venue the job seekers and employers for immediate matching. to enable them to pursue their education by facilitating the employment of secondary level students. This employment facilitation strategy is aimed to fast-track the meeting of job seekers and employers in one venue at a specific date to reduce cost. and technical level students any time of the year. (b) Special Credit Assistance for Placed Overseas Workers – this type of assistance will enable poor but qualified applicants to avail of opportunities for overseas employment. 8) The PTESO shall perform such other tasks related to its functions and to undertake pertinent assignment and duties as may be assigned and/or requested by the Provincial Governor. 7323 and amended under Republic Act No. (c) Special Program for the Employment of Students and Out-of-School Youth (SPESOS) – This program provides employment to deserving students and out-ofschool-youth coming from poor families during summer and/or Christmas vacations as provided for under Republic Act No. this is being implemented throughout the year especially during summer and/or Christmas vacations and of tertiary. 9547. (d) Work Appreciation Program (WAP) – This program aims to develop the values of work appreciation and ethics by exposing the young to actual work situations.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE for special groups of disadvantaged workers such as Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and displaced workers. Under the program.

Under this program. (k) Discovering the World of Work (D-WOW) – It aims to influence the career decisions of graduating high school students by exposing them to actual work situations through field trips or educational tours especially to establishments that belong to the country’s Key Employment Generators (KEG) as identified by the DOLE for the next ten years. (i) Tulong Alalay sa Taong May Kapansanan (TULAY) – This program aims to assist in the integration of persons with disabilities in society by providing them access to training and employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sectors.This designed to provide temporary employment for outof-school and out-of-work youth and disadvantage workers affected by calamities. 6685 which requires construction companies in the province including contractors for government-funded infrastructure projects to hire thirtypercent (30%) of skilled and fifty-percent (50%) unskilled labor requirements from the areas where the project is constructed or located. workers protection and security coverage for employees. The program beneficiaries will be engaged in short-term community works projects. 1395. (h) Workers Hiring for Infrastructure Projects (WHIP) – This program is in pursuance of Republic Act No. (j) Emergency Employment . the participating government agency shall provide the participants with stipend of not more than 75 percent of the prevailing minimum wage. (l) Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS) – Graduating students of vocational and baccalaureate course are given orientation on labor and employment matters though the LEGS. now known as the “Sikap Kabataang Pinoy Program. (g) Government Internship Program – This is a program of the Department of the Interior and Local Governance (DILG) where the youth is given the opportunity to be trained and exposed to government administration. The Program will help graduating students become familiar with employment facilitation services of the PTESO.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE Education (DEPED-Tarlac) in the conduct of vocational guidance sessions designed to answer future demands from both local and foreign labor markets. 14 . A component of the Kabataan 2000 Program.” as provided for by Executive Order No.

Career Guidance and Employment Coaching Services (a) Facilitation of career guidance and employment coaching per month (b) Counseling. Exploitation and Discrimination Act). and placement (b) Local Recruitment Activity (LRA) (c) Special Recruitment Activity (SRA) Overseas (d) Job Fair & Caravan Services 2. amending for this purpose Republic Act No. and assisting of students. referral. coaching. MAJOR FINAL OUTPUTS 1.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE (m) Anti-Illegal Recruitment Program – This program is in support of the national government’s campaign against illegal recruitment at the grassroots level by providing relevant and helpful information to all Filipinos planning to migrate and work abroad. 9231 ( An Act providing for the elimination of the worst forms of Child Labor and affording stronger protection for the Working Child. displaced workers. (o) Pwede Pa kami Program (PPKP) . (p) Mobile Passport Service – This is in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs in order to facilitate processing of passport applications and renewal of Tarlaqueños. (r) Other programs and activities designed to enhance the provision of employment assistance to PTESO’s clients including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). applicants.A. This is in coordination with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in order to facilitate the renewal of professional licenses. otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse. 7610. Job Search Assistance Services (Local and Overseas) (a) Applicant registration. as amended.This is an employment assistance program being extended by the PTESO to its clients with age ranging from 40 years old and above. (n) Child-Labor Program – This program is in support of the government effort to eliminate in the city all forms of child labor in compliance with R. and/or parents 15 . (q) Mobile PRC Renewal – This is another endeavor geared toward employment which caters to the needs of the professionals. and working from the disadvantaged sectors. evaluation.

Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA) Desk Seminar (a) Assistance to clients regarding OWWA programs and services (b) Immediate actions on overseas complaints and inquiries (c) Entrepreneurial Development Training (EDT) for OFWs and their legal dependents 5. Enhanced Phil Job Net System (a) Phil-job. Pipefitting. Information Education Campaign (a) Sponsoring of information campaigns in line with anti-illegal recruitment and trafficking. and child labor 4. Training Programs (a) Community-Based Training Program (b) Community-Based Tourism Training Program (c) Construction Skills Training (d) Industrial Sewing Machine Operations (e) PGT – D’Luxe Training (f) Community Language and Specialization Program (CLASP) (g) Security Training (h) Hanjin Training on Welding.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE 3. Labor Market Information (LMI) Program (a) LMI dissemination to individuals and institutions 6. violence against women and children.net Online and Offline system (c) Job vacancies posting 7. and painting (i) Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (S3TAR) (j) MSCTC (Microsoft Community Technology Center) (k) Trabaho Muna – JobsDB Tarlac 16 .net employers registration (b) Applicants registered at Phil-job.