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As part of its 59th Anniversary celebration, the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) conducted the Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS) seminars at different universities in Metro Manila.

The LEGS seminar aimed to provide the students with the knowledge on the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers, work ethics, values, skills and other labor-related information to prepare and develop them into responsible partners in establishing a harmonious labor-management relationship towards the attainment of a decent and productive work.

Two hundred (200) graduating students from the Collegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila on January 14, 2016 participated in the morning session of the LEGS seminar, while four hundred sixty nine (469) graduating students from the University of the East-Manila attended the afternoon session. On January 15, 2016, an overwhelming one thousand (1,000) graduating students from the Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila attended the activity.

Mr. Jeremiah T. Carlos of DOLE-NCR discussed the basic laws on labor standards and social legislation. Ms. Edita P. Octaviano of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) briefed the students on anti-illegal recruitment and trafficking and introductory topics on pre-employment. The resource persons also presented the role of the DOLE in promoting gainful employment opportunities, human resource development, protection of workers and their welfare as well as promotion of industrial peace.

On behalf of BLR Director Benjo Santos Benavidez, Ms. Marivic T. Villa, Chief Labor and Employment Officer, distributed to the respective heads of the said schools the BLR’s Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

END/ Myra Flor M. Ampong