The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) conducted a Year-End Assessment and Consultation Workshop on its programs last December 13-14, 2017 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.
DOLE Regional Directors/Assistant Regional Directors, Technical Support Services Division chiefs, regional focal persons for DILEEP and SAP, DOLE senior officials and representatives from BWSC and Financial Management Service attended the activity.
The activity aimed to determine the BWSC’s overall performance and progress in the implementation of DILEEP and SAP programs, both at policy and operation levels for 2017, and to formulate targets and strategies for 2018.
“We need to assess the status and progress of our programs. We need to know where we are now and how we are progressing in terms of achieving our targets vis-à-vis our budget utilization.” BWSC Director Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla underscored. Director Trayvilla also stressed on her message to recommend appropriate measures and strategies to address the issues and concerns in program implementation. Also, she instructed the participants to identify good practices in the regional offices.
“Sa pagbalangkas ng mga plano sa darating na 2018, dapat ay patuloy nating isaalang-alang ang kapakanan ng ating mga manggagawa higit lalo sa informal na ekonomiya at ito ang dahilan kung bakit tayo narito sa Department of Labor”, Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod stressed.
“There are some areas in our implementation that need to be improved in 2018 for the benefit of our clientele. We know that our clients are the vulnerable sectors of our society so they need to be helped; they need to be protected, and the only way to help and protect them is through quality implementation of our programs.” Assistant Secretary Maria Gloria A. Tango furthermore remarked.
Part of the program are the presentation and discussion on central office and regional offices physical and financial performance, and operational and policy issues on the implementation of DILEEP and SAP programs for CY2017; presentation of 2018 approved physical and financial targets by the BWSC and FMS; and formulation of 2018 targets and strategies. Likewise, the activity served as a venue to recognize the valuable contribution of DOLE Regional Offices on child labor prevention and elimination.
Through the workshop, the participants were able to formulate the indicative 2018 targets and strategies for DILEEP and SAP programs.