The Provincial Government of Bohol, through the Bohol Employment and Placement Office (BEPO), sponsored Friday a Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) for graduating college students at the cultural center, duly supported by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Aptly tagged as “Empowering the New Members of the Labor Force,” the theme appropriately described the promotion of quality human resources in developing leadership among the young who will soon enter the world of labor.

Being part of Gov. Edgar M. Chatto’s poverty reduction program, the activity gave the graduating class a very clear bird’s eye view of what to expect when they begin to tackle the hardships of applying for jobs and the hindrances they could more than possibly encounter once they start to become a part of those millions who are experiencing the cut-throat competition inherent in job-hunting.

Erlie C. Heramis, Admin Officer IV of BEPO who facilitated the event as instructed by BEPO Head Romulo Tagaan, disclosed that more than 500 students from Bohol Island State University (BISU) Main Campus, Informatics, STI, Holy Name University (HNU), AMA CLC, Batuan College, University of Bohol and PMI Colleges took part in the seminar.

Gov. Chatto gave a most inspiring speech regarding the truth about the harsh realities of job-hunting and egged the students on to go on with their tasks so they could be more than equipped in facing the hassles of labor once they become one with the work force that is the source of Filipino pride and dignity, globally.

“Life, as a challenge to everyone will always be an empty space,” Chatto said; “it is up to you to fill it.”

The Bohol governor instilled in the minds of the graduating class that “service to the people is a pleasure;” that one should never tire of working especially if it is to help your fellowmen.

With the Provincial Government being the biggest employer in the province, Chatto assured everyone that it would never tire of creating jobs while simultaneously inspiring the private sector to create jobs.

Boholanos are already globally known for being competent, hardworking, patient and loyal workers; qualities which multi-national companies aspire their employees to have.

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