BWSC Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, in her opening remarks, enumerated the major programs/projects being undertaken by the bureau, which include: profiling of the vulnerable workers, campaign for child-labor free barangays, assistance for persons with disabilities, human resource development master plan for sugar workers, implementation of the Batas Kasambahay, and the post-disaster response for worker-victims of typhoon Yolanda through emergency employment and livelihood assistance, which are directly contributing to strengthening social protection for the vulnerable workers.
The conduct of the 2014 Mid-Year Performance Assessment participated by the BWSC senior officials serves as a venue for the bureau to celebrate the accomplishments, as well as to address the gaps concerning the delivery of the programs.
Employment Facilitation and Manpower Development OIC-Assistant Secretary Katherine B. Brimon lauded the performance exemplified by the BWSC employees in 2012 when it was nominated the best bureau, as well as their valuable contribution to achieving the organizational goals, and further gave them words of encouragement as this remaining semester marks greater tasks for the bureau.
The BWSC, being the program manager, will ensure that the physical and financial targets are attained, by adopting strategies that will make up the catch-up plan.
Assistant Secretary Gloria A. Tango of Workers Welfare, Social Protection and Internal Affairs Cluster, and other DOLE officials namely, Dir. Adeline de Castro of Planning Service, Dir. Nenita Garcia of Financial Management Service, Dir. Benjo Benavides of Bureau of Labor Relations, Dir. Cristina Quismundo of Internal Audit Service acted as resource persons in the BWSC MYPA conducted in Jadevine Restaurant, Ermita, Manila.