About Us
Overview

"The Primary Government agency mandated to Promote Gainful Employment Opportunities, Develop Human Resources, Protect Workers and Promote their Welfare, and Maintain Industrial Peace".

 

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History


The  Department  of  Labor  and  Employment (DOLE) started  as  a  small bureau in 1908. It  became a department  on  December 8, 1933  with  the passage  of Act 4121. The DOLE  is the  national government  agency mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs, and serve as the policy-advisory arm of the Executive  Branch in the field of labor and employment. It  consists of the Office  of the  Secretary, 7 bureaus, 6 services, 16 regional offices, 12 attached agencies and 38 overseas  offices with a full  manpower complement  of 9,806. It operates on a current budget of Php 6.618 B and ranks 14th out of 21 departments.

 

Vision


 " Every Filipino workers attains full, decent and productive employment"

 

Mission


To promote gainful employment opportunities;

To develop human resources;

To protect workers and promote their welfare; and

To maintain  industrial peace

 

Agenda


  1. Continuously enhance and transform DOLE into an efficient, responsive, purposeful and accountable institution;

  2. Address the persistent problems of unemployment and underemployment;

  3. Ensure full respect of labor standards and  the fundamental principles and rights at work;

  4. Continuously strengthen protection and security of our overseas Filipino workers;

  5. Bring more focus and accessibility in workers’ protection and welfare programs;

  6. Achieve a sound, dynamic and  stable industrial peace with free and demographic participation of workers and employers in policy and decision making processes affecting  them;

  7. Have a labor dispute resolution system that ensures just, simplified and expeditious resolution of all labor disputes; and

  8. Have a responsive , enabling, and equitable labor policies, laws and regulations     

 

Clients, Partners and Linkages


It serves more than 38.51 million workers comprising the country’s labor force , including the 3.62 million temporary migrants working in about 215 destinations worldwide .

The DOLE clients include trade unions, workers’ organizations and employers and/or employers’ groups (i.e., ECOP, chambers of commerce and industries, TUCP, FFW, etc). There are 123 existing Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils or TIPCs (13 regional, 44 provincial, and 66 city/municipal) and 128 existing Industry Tripartite Councils (46 regional, 48 provincial and 34 city/municipal) serving as mechanisms for social dialogue in addressing labor and employment issues.

The DOLE also maintains linkages with non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, the academe, partner international organizations (e.g., ILO, IOM, IMO, UNDP, UNICEF), and with the international community, particularly the host countries where our OFWs are based.

 

Our Coverage


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DOLE-7 SENIOR OFFICIALS

Contact Information

SALOME O. SIATON
Regional Director 
(032) 266-2792
 

LILIA A. ESTILLORE                       
Assistant Regional Director
(032) 266-2792                        

ATTY. LOVELY AISSA B. VELAYO-AGLIAM
Med-Arbiter
Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit
(032) - 513-2158

ATTY. LOVELY AISSA B. VELAYO-AGLIAM
Officer-In-Charge
Internal Management Services Division
(032) 266-0500

MA. TERESA D. TANQUIAMCO
OIC
TSSD-Employment Workers Welfare
(032) 234-3318

VICENTE D. ABORDO
Chief LEO
TSSD-Labor Relation and Standards
(032) 266-0811 / (032) 527-3000

EMMANUEL Y. FERRER
Chief LEO
Tri-City Field Office - Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu
(032) 513-2566

VIVENCIO E. LAGAHID
Officer-In-Charge
Cebu Provincial Field Office 
(032) 512-8133 / (+63) 977-610-9202

MA. CORAZON H. MONROID
Officer-In-Charge
Bohol Field Office - Tagbilaran City
(038) 501-0277 (038) 411-0806

MARITES G. MERCADO
Chief LEO
Negros Oriental Field Office
(035) 226-2778 / (035) 422-9741

NOLE TORRES
Officer-In-Charge
Siquijor Field Office
(035) 480-9244

 


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