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Visayas provincial legislators confab puts premium on education and employment concerns as subjects of legislation

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
January 24, 2012

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The 7th Visayas Island Conference of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines on January 30 to February 1 will put premium on education and employment programs as subject of legislation, Board Member Henry A. Bacurnay, Jr., PBLP President, informed.

BM Bacurnay said that this activity forms part of the major activities of PBMLP in furtherance of the 21st National Convention theme, “Engaging the PBMLP into the Mainstream of National Policy-Making Thru Thematic Concerns.”

Putting premium on legislation-specific subjects such as Education and Employment is the very essence of the PBMLP roadmap, BM Bacurnay added.

The 7th Visayas Island Conference of the PBMLP which is set to be conducted at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug, Cebu City, will be attended by all provincial board members from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas regions.

The Conference proper will be conducted on the first day, January 30, with Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Transportation and Communication as the Keynote Speaker.

Secretary Roxas, who is the author of Republic Act 8759 otherwise known as the Public Employment Service Office Act of 1999, will tackle the PESO as the viable mechanism for local employment generation.

On the second day, several important topics will be discussed by the prominent national officials. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz will present the thrusts and programs of the Aquino Administration in the provincial government level.

Secretary Joel Villanueva, TESDA Director General, will present the issue on interfacing for skills­ building, livelihood and employment generation: TESDA-Provincial Council Partnership.

Moreover, Ms. Elizabeth Alonzo, president of PESO Philippines Federation will discuss the topic The PESOs at the Philippines: Towards a Uniting Role in Local Employment Generation and Livelihood Creation.

The fourth presentor, Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla was invited to discuss the topic Educational Institutions - Corporations Matching Initiatives: Some insights from the Partner-Business Sectors.