Senator Sonny Angara visits the Cebu Technological University

Senator Sonny Angara, sponsor of the Expanded Public Employment Service Office
(PESO) Law, visits the Cebu Technological University (CTU).


CTU ranked #2 this year 2018 as best PESO university in the Philippines.


The PESO was originally created via Executive Order No.4 in 1989.


Its original name was Industrial Relations Office or IRO. The main task
it handled back then was to preserve industrial peace through programs that
maintain a good relationship between management and labor.


The office’s mandate was broadened in the 1990s when the Quezon City signed
a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) which paved the way for the creation of PESO. Aside from the maintenance of industrial peace, other functions added to the expanded office is to assist out-of-school youths and other residents find jobs, and career guidance and counseling.


In 1999, the PESO law was passed as Republic Act 8759, which institutionalized
the role of the office as a key provider of employment service.


With the rapid rise of overseas employment from the Philippines, and the need to better improve protective mechanisms and migration and development programs such as reintegration and livelihood opportunities, PESO offices in various local government units have been revitalized and expanded.

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