Butuan City (7 December) — The Regional Office of the Department of Labor and Employment of Caraga region recently signed a memorandum of agreement between the Kapisanan Ng Mga Brodkaster Sa Pilipinas (KBP Butuan ?Agusan Chapter) a foremost media organization and Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), a leading university of the country aiming for a wider exposure, information dissemination and participation of the forthcoming JOB EXPO “Trabahong Pamaskong Handog” activities in December 8-10, 2010 and other activities in line with the departments 77th Anniversary month-long celebration.
The activity is set at Almont Inland Resort, this city starting on Wednesday, (December 8) until Friday (December 10).
Signing in behalf of DOLE in both agreements was DOLE Acting RD Ofelia B. Domingo. Kapisanan Ng Mga Brodkaster Sa Pilipinas (Butuan City-Agusan del Norte Chapter) President Rommel Zerrudo signed in behalf of the media organization and journalists present.
The KBP is a foremost broadcast media organization composed of the owners and managers of television and broadcast outlets in the country which has its local chapters nationwide. It is also a public service organization serving the widest coverage, and has maintained its standing as a reliable and credible media organization.
The memorandum of agreement between the DOLE stipulates that local KBP commits to be partner in the dissemination of information to the public, and the media outfits under the said organization be available to cover the significant events in line with DOLE’s 77th Anniversary month-long celebration.
Zerrudo during his message for the occasion pointed out that he is signing the agreement not only in behalf of the local KBP Chapter but he is including the other journalists present during the affair.
He said that the DOLE’s program especially the job fair and other various labor and employment related activities of the month-long celebration were all noble and worth supporting, even for accommodation as a public service of a respective media outfit. He also thanked DOLE for trusting KBP for counting the organization as one of its partners for the occasion.
Also signing in behalf of FSUU was the institution’s President Fr. John Christian Young, who attended the occasion together with the vice-President Fr. Chito Butardo and some other university officials.
DOLE explaining on why it tapped FSUU as a partner for the celebration said the university is known for its quality education not only in the area but in the other places as well, and maintained its status as one of the leading universities of the country. The institution is also known as well as an active private entity that contributes to the developmental efforts through their program and services anchored on their corporate social responsibility. The university also, according to the DOLE is known for their public services through its placement and alumni office.
Their agreement stipulates that DOLE and FSUU will also be partners on the present endeavor, to advocate the job expo to their graduates and the general public through their alumni and placement office and also to provide the cultural and intermission numbers in order to give color during the opening of the job exposition.
FSUU President Young in his message for the occasion assures DOLE of their full support of the endeavor with a hope that the present program of the department and its attached line agencies may somehow address the “mismatch” between the skills needed in the country and most of the courses offered in most institutions. He disclosed that their university even offers technological/vocational (Techvoc courses) through TESDA, in their effort to help close the said skills mismatch.
He said that they fully support the partnership as they believed that it will not only benefit the region but even the country as well. (Noel B. Najarro, The Butuan Star/PIA-Caraga)