It was a night of awe and inspiration, a parade of lights and glitters coming from the spirit of Christmas and the glow of all the participants and contenders among the crowd.  Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers from the different Local Government Units, Provinces, Schools and Non-Government Organization gathered together and showcased their best practices and implementation of the program to vie for the 2011 best PESOs.  After a whole day’s session of assessment of 2011 performance in a wild Wild West mood, the whole group performed with delight and gusto as each one awaits who the winners are.  RD Suyao welcomed everyone and extended his congratulations to all PESOs for a job well done in 2011.  He stressed further that with all the developments and achievements that we have earned, he is looking forward to a more productive and more cooperative Region XI PESO come 2012.

As the night progressed, the momentum and the vigor also increased as the following emerged as winners for ROXI  PESOs:

Outstanding PESO

Provincial/ City Category                          –              Davao del Sur

Component City Category                       –              Panabo City

1st-3rd Class Municipal Category           –              Malalag, Davao del Sur PESO

4th -6th Class Municipal Category         –              Tarragona, Davao Oriental PESO

School/Univ./Colleges/NGO                   –              Univ. Of Mindanao Tagum City PESO


                       SPES                                                            –              Davao del Sur PESO

                       Self Employment Program                       –              Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur

                       Career Guidance and PESLA                  –              Univ. Of Mindanao Tagum City PESO

                       Job Fair Program                                       –              Davao City PESO

                       Labor Market Information                         –              Davao City PESO

                       Phil-JobNet Program                                –              Davao City PESO

Hall of Famers/Excellence Awards

                       Provincial/City Category                            –              Davao del SurPESO

                      Component City Category                         –              Tagum City PESO

                      1st– 3rd Class Municipal Category            –              Monkayo PESO, Comval Province

                      4th-6th Class Municipal Category            –              Braulio E. Dujali PESO

                     School/Univeristy/Colleges/NGO              –              Univ. Of Mindanao Davao City PESO

Best Cowboy Awards for male and female goes to Jomar Mahilum of Laak, Comval Province and Ms. Bernadeth Saladaga of Malalag Davao del Sur respectively and the Best Cowboy Group was earned by Davao del Norte PESO while Davao City PESO bagged the first prize for the Christmas choral dance contest.

It was a fun and fruitful day to celebrate Christmas full of recognitions and accomplishments.