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United Nations Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth (UN COM-HEEG) Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, former Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chairperson, shared her insights on development influencers of work, and the impact of health employment on inclusive economic growth to the management staff of Holy Angel University (HAU) on October 25, 2016 at the SFJ Multipurpose Hall.

Baldoz, known for her exemplary performance and outstanding accomplishments on career guidance advocacy, labor issues on household helpers, legitimate contractualization, and overseas employment, shared to the audience the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and its relevance to the University on its pursuit to become an authentic instrument for countryside development. Baldoz highlighted that the academe should work on producing adaptive students and workforce, multi-skilled graduates, inclusive continuing lifelong education, affirmative action on social equality, and sustainability.

She underlined the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and course specialization. These are the trends on education which are expected in the next few years serving as links between sustainability and human development. Furthermore, focus on youth, with emphasis on providing the right skills, right numbers, and right places for the graduates, is expected from the academe sector to address sustainability.

HAU's Ms. Edna Marizza Santos, former HR Manager and now Assistant to the President, formally welcomed the former labor secretary. Ms. Rosario Ventura, HAU Senior HR Consultant, introduced Baldoz to the audience, outlining Baldoz’s accomplishments on labor and civil service which has a relevant impact on HAU’s objective on countryside development. Baldoz was accompanied by former DOLE USec. Nicon Fameronag.

Date Posted: 10-26-2016