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DOLE-RO8 now under Jalbuena’s seasoned leadership

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 8 is pleased to welcome a new Regional Director in the person of Henry John S. Jalbuena. 

Director Jalbuena officially assumed and took the helm of leadership in the region last February 18, 2021 pursuant to DOLE Administrative Order 24-B series of 2021. 

Jalbuena, who hails from Iloilo City, has been a public servant for more than 32 years now and has experienced working in different DOLE Regional Offices. His previous posts include Regions 6, 9, CAR, 1 and NCR. He was the Regional Director of Region 4A (CALABARZON) before his recent re-assignment to Eastern Visayas.

During his first meeting with the DOLE-RO8 Management Committee last March 8, 2021, he thanked the senior officials of the region for the warm welcome. He likewise shared some insights and emphasized the importance of teamwork in achieving the goals and objectives of the organization.

“Working in the labor department all these years, I have learned that teamwork really makes the dream work. As your new Director, I commit to provide the needed guidance and direction just as how I look forward to your commitment to work with passion and dedication”, said Director Jalbuena.

New to the region, the seasoned director said he is excited to serve the people of Eastern Visayas even amidst the pandemic.

“Although there is an ongoing pandemic, I am still excited to serve the resilient people of Eastern Visayas the best way I can. I know with the help of the entire DOLE-RO8 workforce, we can deliver our programs and services triumphantly”, Jalbuena said.

Director Jalbuena now works in tandem with Assistant Regional Director Amable Ildefonso C. Roa, who was the officer-in-charge prior to his arrival. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano

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