PREPARATION FOR DOLE’S HOSTING OF ASEAN LABOR MINISTERS MEETING
The Manila Times
Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Undersecretary Benedicto Ernesto Bitonio Jr. (left photo, leftmost) and DoLE-International Labor Affairs Bureau International Relations and Cooperation Division chief Mary Sol dela Cruz (left photo, 2nd from right) discuss with department officials the DoLE’s hosting of the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Labour Ministers Meeting (ALMM) at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City on September 23. ALMM, which will be hosted by DoLE in October this year, plays an integral role in the development of member states as well as in the regional integration of Asean. ALMM meets every two years and pushes for an Asean workforce that has enhanced competitiveness and that is engaged in safe and decent work in a harmonious and progressive workplace with adequate social protection.