ILIGAN CITY (PIA)--To supplement the services provided by the Barangay Employment Assistance Desk (BEAD) action officers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 gave load cards worth P3,500 each to BEAD officers during the first quarter meeting at Barangay San Roque Hall.
The 44 barangays in the city have their own BEAD action officers. Thirty-eight of them were recipients of load cards after having complied with the 2022 Barangay Public Employment Service Office (BPESO) National Annual Survey conducted by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE). The annual survey aims to assess the PESO's and BPESOs' capabilities in terms of resources and the services they provide to their clientele. It also serves as the basis for determining the other types of assistance they may need in order for it to perform its function effectively and efficiently.
The city government of Iligan has committed to and made significant efforts to improve its human resources development. With this, the government's current mechanism for providing employment facilitation services must be strengthened and expanded, particularly at the barangay level.
BEAD also serves as a referral and information desk at the barangay level for various services and programs of PESO, DOLE, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and other government agencies present in the area.
The PESO, in collaboration with the DOLE, TESDA, and Department of Education (DepEd), shall oversee, coordinate, and provide technical support for the barangay employment assistance desk.
Through PESO and pursuant to City Ordinance No. 17-6637, an ordinance establishing BEAD in every barangay in the city and providing funds therefor and for other purposes, the BEAD action officers serve as the BPESOs. (DOLE-10/PIA-10/Lanao del Norte)