Republic of the Philippines



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
(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.

7 . Section 17 (b) (4) also requires cities to provide the same services. Section 16 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines. the LGU has the power to create and grant legal status to an LGUbased PTESO. and resources. General Welfare. enhance economic prosperity and social justice. the Local Government Code (Republic Act 7160) has vested on local government powers that were previously exercised by the national government alone. Section 17 (b) (2) (v) tasks LGUs at the municipality level to provide basic services and facilities in job placement information systems. promote health and safety. Enacted in 1991. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions. at the very least. and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. appropriate. RA 8759 is the most comprehensive law. promote full employment among their residents. Title 1. improve public morals. as well as powers necessary. promoting and maintaining a public employment service network in the Philippines. enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology. 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. would mean regularity and continuity of services pertains to manpower development and employment. 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. Through such a measure. Normally.Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF TARLAC PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE The same policy is also contained in Book 1. among other things. authority. local government units shall ensure and support. Chapter 2. the PTESO will be ascertained of an annual budget for staff and operations sourced from the funds of local governments which. responsibilities. maintain peace and order. Given these enabling laws. – Every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted. and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants. encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities. SECTION 16. those necessarily implied there from. or incidental for its efficient and effective governance. to date. In particular. the preservation and enrichment of culture. 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). On top of these legal mandates.

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.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. Thus. and ethical Tarlaqueño workforce. 8 . 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. remunerative. productive.

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

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

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

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. particularly 12 . (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. and Barangay Training and Employment Coordinators (BTECs) leaders for the purpose to address issues and concerns including updates related to program implementation. 4) The PTESO shall provide self-employment services. SUCPESOs. including the directory of lending institutions. It shall: (a) Provide a mechanism for the reintegration of OFWs. field visitations and regular coordination with Local Chief Executives form part of the technical supervision and administration of the PTESO. and (d) Facilitation of referral of OFWs to the Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA). (b) Determine or obtain information on returning OFWs and provide periodic information of job opportunities. 5) The PTESO shall provide reintegration assistance services to reintegration assistance services to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). (c) Refer clients for appropriate self-employment or livelihood assistance and monitor the results of such referrals. (b) Determine client’s potentials for entrepreneurial undertakings. and programs or activities developed by the DOLE to enhance provision of employment assistance to clients. Further. Likewise. 6) The PTESO shall monitor performances of the City/Municipal PESOs. It shall: (a) Maintain and provide updated directory of government and non-government institutions with existing skills training and livelihood programs. 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.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.

(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. 9547. 7323 and amended under Republic Act No. time and effort on the part of the job seekers. to enable them to pursue their education by facilitating the employment of secondary level students.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. 60 percent of the salaries and wages of the program beneficiaries will come from the LGU while 40 percent from the DOLE. II. 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. (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. (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. (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 . vocational. (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. 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. Under the program. and technical level students any time of the year. 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. this is being implemented throughout the year especially during summer and/or Christmas vacations and of tertiary.

The Program will help graduating students become familiar with employment facilitation services of the PTESO. Under this program.” as provided for by Executive Order No.This designed to provide temporary employment for outof-school and out-of-work youth and disadvantage workers affected by calamities. (h) Workers Hiring for Infrastructure Projects (WHIP) – This program is in pursuance of Republic Act No. (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.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. (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. now known as the “Sikap Kabataang Pinoy 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. 14 . (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. (j) Emergency Employment . The program beneficiaries will be engaged in short-term community works projects. 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. 1395. workers protection and security coverage for employees. the participating government agency shall provide the participants with stipend of not more than 75 percent of the prevailing minimum wage. A component of the Kabataan 2000 Program.

9231 ( An Act providing for the elimination of the worst forms of Child Labor and affording stronger protection for the Working Child. (o) Pwede Pa kami Program (PPKP) . 7610. (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. Career Guidance and Employment Coaching Services (a) Facilitation of career guidance and employment coaching per month (b) Counseling. amending for this purpose Republic Act No. displaced workers. referral. and placement (b) Local Recruitment Activity (LRA) (c) Special Recruitment Activity (SRA) Overseas (d) Job Fair & Caravan Services 2. coaching. and working from the disadvantaged sectors. (q) Mobile PRC Renewal – This is another endeavor geared toward employment which caters to the needs of the professionals. and assisting of students. otherwise known as the Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse. (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. This is in coordination with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in order to facilitate the renewal of professional licenses. Exploitation and Discrimination Act). and/or parents 15 .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. applicants. MAJOR FINAL OUTPUTS 1. (r) Other programs and activities designed to enhance the provision of employment assistance to PTESO’s clients including Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Job Search Assistance Services (Local and Overseas) (a) Applicant registration.This is an employment assistance program being extended by the PTESO to its clients with age ranging from 40 years old and above. evaluation.A. as amended.

net employers registration (b) Applicants registered at Phil-job. Pipefitting. Information Education Campaign (a) Sponsoring of information campaigns in line with anti-illegal recruitment and trafficking. violence against women and children. 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. Enhanced Phil Job Net System (a) 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 . and child labor 4. 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.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.

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