Jan 24, 2018 (Source: RO 9)
ZAMBOANGA CITY - As year 2018 ushers in, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. IX (DOLE 9) welcomed its clients and partners to its new office now located at Cortez Building, Evangelista Street, Brgy. Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.

Over 100 employees, media partners and invited guests took part in the mass, ribbon cutting and formal blessing ceremony of the new DOLE 9 office administered by Father Christian James DL Castro on Monday morning, January 15, 2018.

Director Ofelia B. Domingo personally welcomed all guests to the new building saying that the new office is now more spacious, easily accessible and ready to attend to the needs of the clients.

She said "We are going for a more corporate look for this new office where our employees have a conducive and safe environment to work in. We want to make sure that our clients are also comfortable as they go about their transactions here. DOLE activity advocates providing safe, decent, humane and improved working conditions and environment for all workers and so we would like to be the best model for companies to exemplify."

Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco-Salazar graced the occasion and highlighted in her message the esteemed partnership between her administration and DOLE 9 under the strong leadership of Dir. Domingo, adding that she is grateful to have the support of DOLE 9 when it comes to labor and employment matters affecting Zamboanga City.

The new DOLE 9 office is composed of three floors and comes with a roof deck. The bottom floor houses a portion of the Zamboanga City Field Office (ZCFO) where frontline services can be easily availed by clients.

The second floor houses the other half of ZCFO and the Region's admin or Internal Management Services Division (IMSD), offices of the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) and Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) who are set to start their operations on February 1, 2018.

Meanwhile, the third floor is home to Office of the Regional Director, Technical Support and Services Division (TSSD) and Mediation-Arbitration and Legal Services Unit (MALSU).

DOLE Regional Office 9 and ZCFO is open from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00AM to 5:00AM and can be reached thru telephone number (062) 991-3376 and iText Mo Hotlines 0917-724-4334 / 0917-724-4339.

Karen Grafia