ZAMBOANGA CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE 9) continues to give hope to workers in the fishing and canning industry through Project HOPE (Helping Others Prosper Economically), a holistic package of assistance for affected workers during the closed fishing season in the Region.

DOLE 9 Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo stressed the importance of engaging different stakeholders and involving them in the project:

“To achieve Project HOPE’s goals, we consistently conduct capacity building trainings and activities. We make sure that we also engage the fishing and canning industry management to secure their support as we envision Project HOPE to expand and grow.”

On August 24, 2019, DOLE 9 conducted Vision & Mission Setting cum Project HOPE Organizational Meeting at LM Mero Hotel, Zamboanga City.

Twenty-six (26) participants composed of Human Resource Managers from fishing & canning companies and team leaders of Project HOPE attended the activity.

Director Domingo facilitated several workshops to craft a collective vision, mission and core values statement for the Project were participants were asked to give responses on their understanding of vision and how they envision Project HOPE in 5-10 years.
Participants were also enjoined to draft specific actions to achieve goals.

Aside from these workshops, Mr. Harson I. Aris of the Cooperative Development of the Philippines (CDA) oriented participants on Cooperative Formation. END