Bohol, BEPO get awards from POEA

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Bohol, BEPO get awards from POEA

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There seems to be no lull to the country’s recognition of Bohol governance and, this time, for the province’s campaign against illegal recruitment.

The Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) and its Bohol Employment and Placement Office (BEPO) are the Visayas winners of the “BEST PAIR” Award from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The BEST PAIR means “Partner in Anti-Illegal Recruitment.”

Usec. Bernard Olalia, officer-in-charge of the POEA, officially announced in his letter to Gov. Edgar Chatto the “twin wins” of the province.


Bohol has been specifically chosen as the “Outstanding LGU-Provincial Partner in the Visayas” of the POEA on the Illegal Recruitment-Free Local Government Units Campaign.

Olalia said the province “complied with all the four required initiatives and even garnered the highest rating on the activities accomplished for each initiative for the period 2013-2016.”

Consequently, the capitol BEPO has been particularly chosen as the “Outstanding Provincial PESO-Partner in the Visayas.”

Olalia said the POEA will confer the BEST PAIR Award on the PGBh and BEPO right at the Provincial Capitol Complex here tomorrow, December 18.

Chatto will receive the award along with BEPO head Maria Vilma Yorong.

The awarding will be done during the weekly capitol flag raising ceremony in the presence of the provincial officials and employees.

The Bohol province and BEPO have “outstanding achievements in the nationwide campaign against illegal recruitment and trafficking-in-persons of this administration,” the POEA said.

Also, Chatto has institutionalized at the BEPO the OFW Desk, an initiative notably helping overseas Boholanos in crisis since he was vice governor and then congressman.

Bohol just received the “Most Business-Friendly Province” Award from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its hall-of-famer third Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government. (Ven rebo Arigo)  

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