More than 1,000 individuals were inoculated Wednesday through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)’s 1-Million Jobs for 2021 Vaccination Program for Construction & Manufacturing Workers.
The program is being implemented under the initiative of DOLE Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III in co-operation with Deputy Director-General Lina C. Sarmiento of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Wilfredo Decena of the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), and Mr. Danilo Lachica of Semiconductor Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI).
Sec. Bello stressed that the country’s construction and production workers should be included in the A1 category because they are the front liners for the national economic recovery amid the pandemic.
(CRIS HERAMIS III/Benjamin Cuaresma/ai/mtvn)