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The Bureau of Labor Relations honored the 2015 Workers Organization Development Program (WODP) graduates during the Annual Recognition Ceremony held last May 22, 2015 at the Labor Governance Learning Center (LGLC), DOLE Building in Intramuros, Manila.

The ceremony aimed for scholars to celebrate and bask in the light of their academic achievements, and commend the support of their parents and sponsoring labor organizations. It also meant to inspire on-going scholars to go forth in continuing their education and achieving their dreams.

Eighteen (18) WODP graduates were honored, namely: Kimu V. Gerodias (BS Marine Transportation-Philippine Merchant Marine School) sponsored by ADLO- KMU; Jeff Russel R. Bermudez (BS Business Administration Major in Marketing- Polytechnic University of the Philippines) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Tristel G. Castillo (BS Elementary Education-Pamantasan ng Cabuyao) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Princess Erika B. Domaluan (BS Accountancy-University of Perpetual Help System Biñan) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Zinnia Kale A. Malabuyoc (BS Computer Science- University of the Philippines, Los Baños) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Aldon Patrick A. Marual (BS Business Administration Major in Marketing Management-Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Joycell S. Mendoza (BS Business Administration Major in Financial Management-Pamantasan ng Cabuyao) sponsored by DFA-KMU; Karl Justin A. Cainglet (BS Food Technology-University of the Philippines-Los Baños) sponsored by FFW; Kenneth M. Cordero (BS Electrical Engineering Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology) sponsored by FFW; Daniel G. Cayetano (BS Civil Engineering-Technological University of the Philippines) sponsored by FFW; Jhosa G. Espiritu (BS Hotel and Restaurant Management-Rizal Technological University) sponsored by FFW; Alyza Jean M. Madrid (BS Instrumentation and Control Engineering-Technology Technological University of the Philippines) sponsored by FFW; Robert James T. Rodelas (BS Business Administration Major in Human Resource Development-Polytechnic University of the Philippines) sponsored by NAFLU-KMU; Angelica N. Lerit (BS Computer Science-Jose Rizal University-Mandaluyong) sponsored by NAFLU-KMU; Diana Mae T. Fabroa (BS Electronic and Communication Engineering- Technological University of the Philippines-Manila) sponsored by PTGWO; Darryl Louis B. Carillo (BS Information Technology-Laguna College) sponsored by SUMAPI; Ephraim Genesis A. Del Mundo (BS Mechanical Engineering-Colegio de San de Letran-Calamba) sponsored by SUMAPI; and Fatima L. Natuel (BS Education-Laguna State Polytechnic University) sponsored by SUMAPI.

Dir. Benjo Santos M. Benavidez, assisted by OIC-Chief Ms. Marivic T. Villa, awarded the Certificates of Recognition to the jubilant scholars who were accompanied by their parents and representatives of their sponsor labor organizations.

Atty. Jose Sonny Matula, President of Federation of Free Workers, and Ms. Vicenta Mendoza of Samahan at Ugnayan ng Manggagawang Progresibo, expressed their appreciation and support to BLR in providing educational opportunities to officers and members of trade unions and workers’ organizations including their dependents through the WODP. They exhorted the graduates to strive harder in their chosen fields.

Ms. Ma. Cristina C. Santos of Bureau of Local Employment discussed Labor Market Information and Employment Guide to provide the graduates and on-going scholars accurate information essential for making sound career decisions.

In his inspirational send-off message, Dir. Benavidez encouraged the graduates to instill the values they have learned, pursue excellence, and be proactive in all aspects of their lives.