MANILA, PHILIPPINES – President Aquino eyes for more Filipinos to land jobs as an enactment of a measure which seeks to expand and strengthen the government’s Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs).
The Republic Act 8759 or the PESO Act of 1999, amends to enhance the government’s role in providing employment opportunities to jobseekers.
The new law was signed by the President during the 15th National PESO Congress held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.
The implementation of the amended law was said to start next year according to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
She also said DOLE officials will still finalize the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the new law after completing the necessary consultation of stakeholders which will be next month.