Sec. Claudio keynotes
June 12 Kalayaan activities in Region 8
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY –
Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs, Secretary Gabriel
Claudio, will keynote the 111th Commemoration of Philippine
Independence in Region 8.
Secretary Claudio who
is from Region 8, is the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency
Employment Program (CLEEP) steward in Region 8, Department of Labor
and Employment Region 8 Director Forter Puguon bared during the media
launching of the Region 8 Independence Day activities at Panindugan
Television program of the Philippine Information Agency.
Director Puguon said
that the June 12 activities will start with a 6:00 o’clock mass at the
Santo Niño Church, to be followed by the flag-raising and
wreath-laying activities at Plaza Rizal, just in front of the church.
A motorcade will be
conducted from Plaza Rizal to the 5,000 people capacity Tacloban City
Convention Center where the short Commemorative Program will be held.
In consonance with the
theme: Kagitingan, Katapatan at Kasipagan Tungo sa Tunay na Kalayaan,
the distribution of Livelihood assistance, training certificates and
emergency employment certificates to the CLEEP beneficiaries in Region
8 will be done by Secretary Claudio with Presidential Assistant for
Eastern Visayas Cynthia Nierras and Director Puguon assisting him.
After the program, the
Service Caravan and Jobs Fair will be officially opened. Director
Puguon said that the various government offices will offer emergency
job placements in the Jobs Fair and will also provide services to the
public. Various CLEEP products will also be displayed for sale.
The Jobs Fair is
June 12, 13 and 14 for government jobs, local employment and overseas
A closing program will
be conducted on June 14 to give recognition to everyone who helped
make the commemoration a success.
Director Puguon also
called on the public to display the National Flag prominently in their
respective homes and places of work to show their support to the