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About the Seal

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

" Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants. The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section. "

A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.

About Us

The Agency's Mandate and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information.

Our Mandate


DOLE RO VII envisions a decent and productive employment for every Filipino worker keeping in pace with the national development goals of reducing poverty and attaining inclusive growth.


DOLE RO VII shall promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace based on social justice.


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) started as a small bureau in 1908. It became a department on December 8, 1933 with the passage of Act 4121. The Department of Labor and Employment stands as the national government agency mandated to formulate policies, implement programs and services, and serve as the policy-coordinating arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment.

The agency and functions of the Department of Labor and Employment are in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 126 dated January 31, 1987, the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, and other relevant and pertinent legislations.

The Department has exclusive authority in the administration and enforcement of labor and employment laws and such other laws as specifically assigned to it or to the Secretary of Labor and Employment.

Our Key Officials

Exequiel R. Sarcauga, CESO IV
OIC-Regional Director

Joel M. Gonzales
Assistant Regional Director

Atty. Erwin C. Angeles
Circuit Med-Arbiter
Med-Arbitration and Legal Service Unit

Eunoco E. Arellano
Chief Administrative Officer
Internal Management Services Division

Maria Nancy Z. Abad

Vicente Abordo
TSSD-Labor Relation and Standards

Lilia A. Estillore
Director II
Tri-City Field Office

German Guidaben
Bohol Field Office

Ma. Grace V. Diaz
Chief LEO
Cebu Provincial Field Office

Ma. Teresa Tanquiamco
Negros Oriental and Siquijor Field Office

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