TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE – The officials and employees of the Department of Labor and Employment in Region 8 celebrated on December 8 its 83rd founding anniversary with the theme “Serbisyong Maaasahan para sa Masayang Mamamayan at Maunlad na Bayan”.
The simple celebration started with a Eucharistic mass attended by employees of DOLE and its attached agencies, followed by a short program held at the DOLE training center. During the program, DOLE-IMSD Chief Cristina T. Longjas read the anniversary message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte while DOLE-NLFO Chief Bernardita Navarra read the first anniversary message of DOLE Secretary Silvrestre H. Bello III. An orientation on the Drug-Free Workplace policy for DOLE employees was likewise conducted in support to President Duterte’s war on drugs.
To make the celebration fun-filled and exciting, the DOLE RO8 Laro ng Lahi was officially opened with a cheering competition from the blue, pink and red teams. There were many traditional games played which brought back the childhood memories of DOLE employees.
The whole-day anniversary celebration was capped with the awarding of prizes to the winners of each game. The red team emerged as the overall champion of the Laro ng Lahi.