11 June 2009
On my way home from the Anti Con-Ass Rally in Makati last night, I snapped this photograph of a DOLE streamer at the Monumento Station of LRT. It says that the three-day Kalayaan 2009 Mega Job and Livelihood Fair will be held at the Rizal Park:
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Pasensiya na po kung hindi ko ito naalala nang mas maaga. Please drop by again today; I'll try to contact the DOLE to find out exactly where in Rizal Park is the Kalayaan 2009 job fair venue.
11 June 2009, 10:28am
I contacted DOLE a few moments ago at 527-3000 local 701 to 707 and I was transferred to another local no. , probably 504.
There, Miss Norie informed me that the venue in Rizal Park is between the carabaos and the grandstand. She says it will start around 8:00am.
I was asked to call up again in ten minutes' time to talk to Jenny who knows more about the matter.
11 June 2009, 10:52am
I've talked to Ms. Jenny Laviña of the DOLE at 527-3000 local 504 and she confirmed that the venue of the Kalayaan 2009 Mega Job and Livelihood Fair tomorrow, June 12 is at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Field in Rizal Park. This is the large open field between the carabaos and the Quirino Grandstand. The affair will be from 8am to 5pm.
I relayed to Ms. Jenny might suggestion that the DOLE should issue participant nos. to the jobseekers in order to avoid a repeat of the terrible inconveniences experienced by Jobapalooza '09 jobseekers who had to suffer waiting for long hours on interminable queues at SM MOA SMX last May 1.
If jobseekers have their participant nos., they can fall out of line to take their breakfast, merienda or lunch or go to the comfort rooms, with full confidence that their place in the line will not be lost when they come back. Konting pagbabago sa sistema, pero malaking ginhawa para po sa mga kababayan nating naghahanap ng trabaho.
God bless po sa inyong lahat!